Ship time is expensive. Pots of money for scientific research are rarely bottomless. For us scientists, time on board is precious. To keep to schedule, we have been forced to work at all hours of the day. Each team of crew, technicians and scientists assigns watch duties to each member. Yesterday, I was lucky enough to have my watch in the early hours of the morning. The fog was thick and visibility minimal. Fortunately, the deck is well lit by floodlights. Here are several photos showing the atmospheric conditions we sometimes get on deck.
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