To commemorate my first cruise, as well as organizing the next set of articles by theme, there will be a new series of posts titled “Call me Ishmael” dealing with the 2016 CCE RAPID cruise. This cruise, CCE-P1604 to be precise, has been chock full of new experiences which may be beneficial for my own planning before future cruises or for others who would like to know what a research cruise is like. The articles will generally span the gambit from the scientific method that we utilize during the cruise to general observations about life at sea aboard a ship.

What the white whale was to Ahab, has been hinted; what, at times, he was to me, as yet remains unsaid.

Now back to the science.