Category: Orientation at Sea

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Today we woke up at 6:00 a.m., put on our bathing suits, and jumped into the especially cold water. After an intense game of Waboba, Starboard Watch won that put them in the lead by 2 points. We rinsed off, changed into our clothes, and got ready for the day. Starboard Watch then collected data from a series of water samples for the Buzzards Bay Coalition. Extremely delicious pancakes were for breakfast and we devoured them! Port Watch cleaned the…

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The crew woke us up with beautiful rhymes at 6:00 a.m., telling us to go for our early calisthenics and chilling swim. After our swim, we prepared and ate breakfast before heading ashore to the SMAST Marine Laboratory in New Bedford, Massachusetts. At the lab, we learned about different underwater research devices like a glider and ROV. We observed marine life research tanks with dogfish sharks, clown fish, an octopus, oyster toad fish, and others. Crista Bank gave a presentation…

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Today on the Tabor Boy we woke up at 6 a.m. We immediately jumped into calisthenics followed by an ice-cold game of keep away in the water. Congratulations went to Starboard Watch who won the game. Starboard Watch then checked the quality of the water for the Buzzards Bay Coalition. We all enjoyed French toast and sausages for breakfast that Christian cooked. After doing our chores, we played a fun and interesting game of charades. Our next destination was Bull…

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We arrived at 8:30 a.m. and played ice breakers to get to know each other. One of these games was called “Two Truths and a Lie” in which we went around the circle and each person told two truths and a lie. What was interesting about the game was that we didn’t know which one was the lie. The rest of the group had to guess the lie. Another game we played was the blindfolded obstacle course with a partner…

Noah woke us up with his morning rhyme today at 6:00 a.m. After our morning swim and breakfast, we headed to Penikese Island to an oyster farm. We learned about the island’s history and what is currently going on on the island. It was a former leper colony, a rehabilitation center for juvenile delinquents, and a marine biology center. Today, the Penikese Island School is a rehabilitation center for men with substance abuse issues. While on the oyster boat, Zoe…

We woke up to a loud whistle and Noah’s morning rhyme. Immediately we changed into our bathing suits and headed to the deck. We all plunged into the water and played a game of keep-away which Starboard won yet again. We hosed the salt water off and set up for an egg and bacon breakfast while Port Watch did water sampling. After we cleaned up breakfast, we took the Ribcraft to SMAST at UMASS Dartmouth’s marine campus. There we learned…

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