Hello! My name is Greta, and I am an incoming master’s student at the University of South Florida College of Marine Science. I originally hail from the great state of Minnesota, which doesn’t have too many oceans, so this is my first time doing any sort of oceanographic fieldwork ever! Therefore, I thought I’d dedicate my blog post to sharing things that I’ve learned about being on a research cruise as someone who has zero experience with the ocean:

When it is 110° F on the boat deck, a swim call is a refreshing break.


Fin clip
Greta and Dr. Shannon O'Leary take a fin clip from a Ocellated moray to study genetic variation at the Harte Research Institute.