Wednesday, September 18, 2013

R/V Revelle Equator Crossing

Hear me, hear me

On the 18th of September 2013 we crossed the Equator at 142 degrees and 30 minutes east longitude, reckoning from Greenwich. After battling large mud waves and numerous foraminifera with multi, gravity and piston corers we finally achieved our goals here by deploying the mighty Kasten corer and shooting the mud with air guns. In recognition of this major victory and the crossing of the equator we salute the Southern Hemisphere as we move to the new battlefields in the north with the traditional mud decoration.

I hereby, King Neptune, also known to many as chief scientist, will now baptized all you Polywogs with equatorial Pacific surface water. From now on you will be known as Eq Pac Shellbacks and will contnue this old tradition when your turn comes to become chief scientists. ---King Neptune