I woke up at 3am this morning to go play with mud (one of the scientists needed some help sampling sediments from push cores that ROPOS brought back from the dive last night). I'm happy to lend a hand, especially since many of the scientists on this boat have been running on 3 hours of sleep per night (if that). Cody and I also brushed off some basic chemistry skills to do some oxygen titrations on the samples collected from the CTD cast yesterday.
In unrelated news, the first data for my project should be coming in soon, as for the first time on this cruise ROPOS started imagining the seafloor. Those images are going to be the bulk of my project, and I'm excited to start on the first major step: photomosaicking.