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June 5 – Testing 1, 2 . . .

7:00 p.m. Japan Time 34 24N, 142 41E (100 nm west of Japan) Today was a test day, starting with the obligatory one long bell that signals all hands to muster at their emergency stations. For us in the science crew, that means we grab our life vests and survival suits and head to the…

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June 4 – To Sea

We are under way. At 2:30 p.m., our Japanese pilot came aboard (very dapper in his blue suit and fedora), a tug tied up to our stern, and by 3:00 sharp we had slipped our lines and were edging away from the dock into the busy Tokyo Harbor traffic. Tourists on the upper deck of…

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Dispatch 01 – July 22, 2005 Vertigo is a GO (again!)

Current air temperature: 21.5°C, 70.7°F Wind speed: 9.5 knots Seas: 3-6 feet How to build a seagoing lab in two days in Yokohama, Japan. That’s the challenge facing the crew of the R/V Revelle and their home Institution at Scripps, and 30 scientists from around the world as we readied for departure from Yokohama a…

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