Day 21 - Limited icecream!
One of the promises that was made to me on signing up to the voyage was unlimited icecream on the ship. UNLIMITED! Now I know that while this is theoretically impossible, nobody from a previous voyage has discovered the limit to icecream consumption… until today.
The icecream freezer broke down. Now the icecream is very much limited. What’s worse is the machine broke sometime during the night, so none of the melted icecream could be eaten for health safety concerns.
Despite the shortcoming, we have the first sunny skies we’ve seen in a while. Perfect weather for a ____.
Jessie Bolin gave a great talk on whale entrapments along the east Australian coast. The good news is that the Humpback Whale population are on the rise after conservation efforts.
Whales migrate along the East Australian Current (EAC) and sense changes in temperature to figure out whether they’re on course. Humpback Whales occasionally drift off-course or get trapped in fishing nets. Jessie Bolin is using a data-driven approach to quantify the meander of the EAC and the most likely migration route for Humpbacks. Follow Jessie Bolin on Twitter @JessieABolin for more.
I’ve joined the afternoon shift for their nightly dredges. Here are the afternoon shift lads waiting for our dredge.
Happy to join the team!