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Andrea Schmuttermair, Wander-lusting for Alaska, June 24, 2015

NOAA Teacher at Sea
Andrea Schmuttermair
Soon to be Aboard NOAA Ship Oscar Dyson
July 6 – 24, 2015

Mission: Walleye Pollock Survey
Geographical area of cruise:  714 more words

NOAA Teacher At Sea

Crop Circles? No, Fish Circles!

Had to take some time off from working on the boat today, after seeing this for the first time on the Great Lakes.
We have seen many of “fish circles” down south, from spawning groupers to barracuda herding their food fish in big circles, but this was the first on our dock at the marina.


The Other Side of the World

Hi Everyone!

I kept promising that I would post Cambodia pictures. I’ve been back for a full week now and have yet to do so…So here they are! 134 more words


Oh Il Forno...

It’s amazing how quickly something can go by. As I write, I am mid-flight en route to Bangkok. I have a short layover there, leave to Hong Kong at 1 in the morning and will head to Chicago around 11 or 12 the next morning. 1,461 more words


Elephants and English Lessons

Yesterday (Tuesday June 2) I bathed an elephant in the Cambodian jungle. When the hell did my life get so cool? Kamlin, one of the elephants is about 40-50 years old and was rescued from the illegal logging industry. 737 more words


Floating around 

Today (Saturday) was the day I almost died. It was our day off so we could pretty much do whatever we wanted. A few other volunteers and myself decided to trek out to the floating villages, which Cambodia is pretty well known for. 1,153 more words


Feeling Ancient

If you know anything about Cambodia you probably know of either The Killing Fields or Angkor Wat. Most people would recognize the temples even if they didn’t know they were in Cambodia. 917 more words