Sifting through what was caught in a trawl net, including an absurd amount of urchins.
Deploying an enormous net, called an Oozeki net, that will be dragged behind the boat to catch fish and other exciting creatures from deep in the water.
Setting up scientific equipment in the ship’s lab.
Scientists enjoying the sun on deck during a break.
Shrunken styrofoam cups that went 3500 meters under the sea!
More shrunken sytrofoam heads and cups.
Library on the R/V Melville.
There are no pictures of us watching movies, so here’s a lovely sunset view from the ship instead.