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Goodbyes are never easy

Goodbyes are never easy

So long and thanks for all the fish. by Charlie Triggs – Deckhand aboard Sea Dragon. For Shannon and I three months as deckhands on Sea Dragon are drawing to a close. We have sailed from Mexico to Hawaii, then onward to Kiribati, completed a […]

Return to the Phoenix Islands – May 29

Return to the Phoenix Islands – May 29

Back to Kanton, Briefly Written by Katherine Joyce | Graphic Designer, Communications. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.   29 May 2018       Yesterday we had a whirlwind encore tour of Kanton in which we picked up our instruments, took a few water samples, deployed […]

Return to Phoenix Islands |  May 20-25

Return to Phoenix Islands | May 20-25

Last stop: Rawaki Written by Nathaniel Mollica | PhD student, MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.   25 May 2018       The last island on our tour de PIPA is Rawaki. We arrived at dawn, greeted by thousands of birds. […]

Sea Dragon’s  Phoenix Islands Adventure

Sea Dragon’s Phoenix Islands Adventure

Research expedition to PIPA is complete. by Charlie Triggs – Deckhand aboard Sea Dragon. Sea Dragon has just completed her Phoenix Islands research expedition with a team from the Cohen Laboratory at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). WHOI is one of the leading research bodies […]

Return to the Phoenix Islands – May 14 – 18

Return to the Phoenix Islands – May 14 – 18

Adventures in Nikumaroro Written by Michael Fox | PhD student Scripps Institute of Oceanography Post-doctoral Scholar-to-be Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.   18 May 2018       Yesterday we arrived at Nikumaroro, perhaps the most famous of the Phoenix islands, as […]

Return to the Phoenix Islands -May 10

Return to the Phoenix Islands -May 10

Current at Kanton Written by Nathaniel Mollica | PhD student, MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.   08 May 2018       It’s our first day at Kanton, and the work started bright and early. Yesterday we anchored just inside Kanton’s […]

Return to the Phoenix Islands -May 08

Return to the Phoenix Islands -May 08

Closing in on Kanton Written by Michael Fox | PhD student Scripps Institute of Oceanography Post-doctoral Scholar-to-be Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.   08 May 2018       There was something different about the ocean this morning. On the first watch […]

To the Phoenix Islands

To the Phoenix Islands

Christmas to Kanton Island – Kiribati by Jessica MacIntosh – Deckhand aboard Sea Dragon. As we approach Kanton Island and our passage comes to an end, there is a new energy about the boat, excitement for what is ahead. Coffee is one thing that signals […]

Return to the Phoenix Islands – May 06

Return to the Phoenix Islands – May 06

From Polliwogs to Shellbacks. Written by Nathaniel Mollica | PhD student, MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.   06 May 2018 Photo by Richard Brooks, Lightening Strike Media Productions, Palau       Today reached the equator, and the science began. As […]

Its beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.. Island

Its beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.. Island

Christmas Island – Kiribati by Charlie Triggs – Deckhand aboard Sea Dragon. After three hours sleep since my 00:00 till 04:00 watch, I came up the companion way into an overcast and breezy morning. At 002.03.9N, 157.37.7W Christmas Island had appeared on the horizon as […]

Return to the Phoenix Islands Protected Area 2018 – May 04

Return to the Phoenix Islands Protected Area 2018 – May 04

It is with pleasure that we once again welcome WHOI’s Cohen Labs back aboard Sea Dragon. This time we are returning with an international team of scientists to the remote Phoenix Islands Marine Protected Area (PIPA), the planet’s largest and deepest World Heritage Site. Following […]

Being a deckhand onboard Sea Dragon

Being a deckhand onboard Sea Dragon

All hands on deck by Charlie Triggs – Deckhand aboard Sea Dragon. At any one time Pangea Exploration can have between one and three deckhands that help the skipper and first mate to run their ex BT Global Challenge 72ft cutter. Sea Dragon is a […]