Hi, my name is Alex. I’m a sea-going oceanography technician for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

I use this blog to tell my friends and family about what things are like at sea, and to remember my cruises. I hope that it stimulates your interest in the oceans and oceanography. Feel free to share it with anyone.

Sometimes I’m at sea for a while and there’s a long time between posts.

You can use the ‘comments’ links at the bottom of any post to leave questions or comments. I won’t be able to see them until I return to land, but I’ll try to get back to you then.




  1. Hello Alex,

    Your Mom directed me to your web site shortly after you set it up. I have been enjoying reading about your work and adventures.
    Mark & Francis are both in NY and Alan is here until Sept. 25th and then he is off to Oxford for his junior year.

    I espicially like the photos!

  2. As always – I enjoy the blog – and wish I was out there. I did get a week this summer on a scallop dredge 110 miles off Delaware for a cruise for a NOAA grant – filming sea turtles and helping with the dredge camera and being followed by a ROV from another ship.

    Have you see this video? Its called Cruise Cruise Baby. Nice music video of a science cruise.

  3. alex!
    i just found about your blog through a shout out here: http://blogs.static.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/22573.html.

    i am looking forward to reading about your adventures at sea!

    vidya 🙂

    • Hi Vidya,

      I’m glad to see your note. I hope that all is going well for you. Do you remember the ‘team boat’ exercise we all did? Looks like it was good preparation for going to sea.

  4. you’re famous thanks to that blog! hope you’re well man.

    • Hey Jesse,

      It’s nice to see your comment. I hope all is good for you. Eastie still has the best bunuelos, no contest.

  5. Hi Alex. It’s been quite a few years since I’ve seen you, but I’m glad to know there is another explorer of the sea within the family. My trips to the Keys and the Bahamas don’t really compare to some of your destinations. My e-mail address is jdparmet@gmail.com. Fair winds and following seas.

  6. I Feel u r the best

  7. great video, I was looking for some info on the marine animals that live in the Suez Canal. Strange, I got Delaware and ice cubes.

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