Safe in the eye of the storm

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My instinct was not to take a long trip in the open ocean in bad weather, but I had no choice.

I was working on a seismographic research ship in the Arctic. It was late September, and as we prepared to take the vessel from Nome, Alaska, to the Gulf of Mexico for the winter, an awful storm started brewing.

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