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Central California Carbon, pH, and O2 (C3PO) Expedition – Log 2

It’s pretty clear that this ends up in less-than-healthy decisions, forming a “new” food pyramid that is dominated by snacks.

Central California Carbon, pH, and O2 (C3PO) Expedition – Log 2

The food pyramid on a ship:

Michelle Obama, if you’re reading this, stop right now.

One of the most bittersweet things about being at sea—did someone say sweet? I’m hungry.

Sorry, had to go to the galley. Anyway, all the food. All the delicious food is the bittersweet thing about being at sea. And without much to do other than run samples, your thoughts quickly become consumed by consumption. For example, here are the real catalogued thoughts of a scientist at sea:

Food log:

11:08 Start new cast! Should celebrate…

11:13 Swedish Fish candy (sustainable fishing is important. Better leave at least half the fish in the bag…)

11:15 Loaded sample! I definitely deserve a snack now.

11:17 Sour Patch Kids! Kids get lonely… I better eat a few so they have friends.

11:24 Loaded another sample! Such a win. When’s lunch?

11:25 Crystallized ginger! I’m not sea sick anymore, but just in case…

11:34 New sample! And lunch time!!

11:34.5 I don’t want to get hungry before lunch… should grab some roadie peanuts.

11:35 LUUUNNNCHHHH!!!!!! Yum, yum, yum.

12:18 More samples… ooh cashews.

12:20 Only four hours and 40 minutes until dinner!

It’s pretty clear that this ends up in less-than-healthy decisions, forming a “new” food pyramid that is dominated by snacks.

About Central California Carbon, pH, and O2 (C3PO) Expedition

July 24-29, 2019 – Scientist Yui Takeshita led a cruise on the R/V Western Flyer to observe changes in ocean chemistry along the Central California Coast.