Deck of RV Sproul. After dinner, on the fantail, Rickman, Yayanos, and I gather out by the winch and exchange stories.

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A Scripps odyssey on the research vessel Robert Gordon Sproul

O we sail the oceans blue and our amphipod's a cutie

Kaufmann describes an amphipod he has seen photographed that is nearly a foot long with mandibles sharp and powerful enough to sever a human finger. He is kidding, of course? “Not really. It was found off Fiji."


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