E/V Nautilus Spots Googly-Eyed Stubby Squid 3,000 Feet Under the Sea off California Coast!

GSCCC's Melissa Baffa, who has been sailing on the E/V Nautilus since August 1st, will be in San Francisco today giving a ship tour to Girl Scouts and answering questions. On Friday, she will be speaking at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Lab, which will include a live interaction with the ship … Continue reading E/V Nautilus Spots Googly-Eyed Stubby Squid 3,000 Feet Under the Sea off California Coast!

Explore the Ocean Live with Me this Summer

Girl Scouts is all about trying new things, broadening a girl’s horizon, and building courage, confidence, and character along the way. Last year, when I applied for the Science Communication Fellowship with the Ocean Exploration Trust, I was stretching myself for two big reasons: one was to further develop my own courage, confidence, and character. … Continue reading Explore the Ocean Live with Me this Summer

Land Ho!

Today started and ended magically. Today was the day we finally arrived at the Galápagos.Just after breakfast it appeared through the clouds in the distance: San Cristóbal Island! This is the first island of the archipelago that Darwin stepped foot on in 1835. It is comprised of several extinct volcanoes linked together, and is a jumble … Continue reading Land Ho!

Seasick

Another long day spent in transit. Today, the sea was not as calm as yesterday, and the choppy water has sent confusing messages to my inner ear, resulting in bouts of seasickness. Unfortunately, I lost my breakfast shortly after consuming it. Fortunately, I made it to the bathroom in time.The choppiness of the water did … Continue reading Seasick

Panama

My heart leapt into my throat as I caught my first glimpse of the ship.The following is part of a multi-part series to run over the next few months. Melissa Baffa, Vice President of Program and Volunteer Services  for GSCCC, will be joining the Corps of Exploration this year on the adventure of a lifetime. … Continue reading Panama