Marine Science: A Month in the North Pacific

By Kathleen Hardy
Kathleen Hardy grew up in Waldoboro, graduated from Medomak Valley High School and the University of Maine. She conducts oceanographic research at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole and on the high seas. She will be boarding the research vessel Thomas G. Thompson in Seattle on Saturday, May 12 and embarking on a month long research cruise along the Washington, British Columbian and Alaskan coasts and then out to the mid North Pacific. Check out her blog for her observations on life at sea, the research, the wildlife, the scenery and the people crazy enough to make their living spending weeks at a time on a rolling ship.