It’s Saturday, 105 degrees in San Diego, I’m 100 yards from the beach, and I am in front of my computer typing away. OH THE GLAMOUR. Fortunately both you and I can live vicariously through this fine music video from the marine scientists working out of the Gump Station on the French Polynesian island of Moorea.
Though I was academically raised as a coastal marine ecologist, doing SCUBA off small boats like the Moorea folks, I’ve since become a big-ship oceanographer. So I feel I have to re-post this classic of oceanography to combat the idea that all marine biologists get to play in warm shallow water. Still, this aphorism of science ties us all together – “Anything less than success is normal.”