Life at Sea
Being on an oceanographic cruise is exciting. It is also hard work that requires long hours. This is because ship time is precious and expensive, so work generally goes on 24 hours a day, with the scientists and crew making the most of every moment while onboard. See our shipīs log from the Weatherbird II and our video clips to find out what a typical BATS cruise is like.
BATS technicians and crew travel out to sea at least once a month throughout the year, so they have plenty of experience with life at sea. See their eyewitness accounts for a sampling of what they say about their cruise experiences.
You can also read a journalistīs account of one particularly harrowing BATS cruise aboard the Weatherbird II during January 1997.