May 21, 2012
I spent two months (early June – early August) aboard the R/V Roger Revelle during an expedition to the Ninetyeast Ridge in the Indian Ocean. Although the R/V Revelle is a Scripps Institution of Oceanography research vessel, during the summer of 2008 the ship spent some time in Woods Hole, MA on the dock owned by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. I was very happy to see the ship and the crew again– many of the crew members were the same ones who were aboard during the Ninetyeast Ridge expedition. My boyfriend (now my husband; we met aboard the Revelle during the Ninetyeast Ridge expedition) and I threw the R/V Revelle a 4th of July party at my house in Woods Hole. The R/V Revelle staff kindly provided much of the food and drink since it was a little difficult for us to feed a hungry crew by ourselves. Oceanographic research vessels travel all over the world and spend time in many ports, so you never know when you might see them again!