Feb 182013
 

Expedition Report

Week 4 – Module 2:2

 Route so far:

Track progress

Narrative summary of week prior:

This week has been a trying one.

From Greg, Mission control: Got a short message via the Yellowbrick at 10:21am (2/14/13): “No power. going black. yb in use.” We have SMS messaging option via the Yellowbrick, limited email in and out. They’re making fantastic progress overall, 1/2 way toward the mid-Atlantic Ridge, presently cruising between 2.5-3 knots.

Then on Friday this message, “just broke oar#2. on sea anchor.”

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Feb 042013
 

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Expedition Report

Week 2 – Module 1:2

Route so far:

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Narrative summary of week prior:

 

The James Robert Hanssen and crew are getting into a routine and making good progress toward Miami. The boat and its many instruments require constant attention. In addition to making sure that critical scientific and navigation instrumentation is functioning, the crew has been experiencing amazing phenomena, including many animal sightings over the past week. Here are a couple excerpts from the crew:

 

Animal report: we have seen flying fish, a sea turtle, a Portuguese man o war, a petrel who has been following us for the past 6 days that we have named Ralphie, and some other small terns. 

Saw a leather back turtle today.  Swam circles around us and hit the rudder twice!

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