Thursday, July 01, 2010

Bering Sea Day 14-15: Walrus!

I just typed a whole entry and it got deleted and I have to go to bed so I'm not writing it again... The gist is, I miss my kids, my man, my friends, my gym, my church, hugs, girls nights out and... the SUN! Everyone is writing science haikus on post-it notes. Here is mine, the rated PG version.

Holy Cow! Walrus!
"I can go home now," Sarah.
No. You really can't.


That was an actual conversation, well minus the Holy Cow! Walrus! part. :)

Here are some pics.

The most exciting news of all time, oif this entire cruise was... I SAW A FREAKING WALRUS! Yes that is right. Not just a walrus, but a freaking walrus. If you've been following this blog from the first time I knew I may be going, or my tweets, or Facebook, you will know that this is probably THE reason I came here. Well besides work to pay the bills.
It was very rare to see a walrus out at sea. I think it's a female or subadult because it's relatively small as far as walruses go, and it had only small tusks.
Sooooo cool though!!
Kali McKee filtering water...
Megan filtering water...
Tracy and Megan having entirely too much fun looking at the flow cam (a microscope that magnifies the things in the seawater)
Tracy and Megan showing me how the incubators on deck work. They put the krill in the clear bottle which goes inside the dark bottle and spins for 24 hours.
Sample bottles of the mud team.

2 comments:

Janine (txmomx6) said...

YAY for the walrus sighting!!! I mean, the freaking walrus sighting!!!! That is awesome!

WENDEE HOLTCAMP said...

I know! I'm still shocked and excited!! :) See maybe we'll see another one!