To keep up with the different animal species we have seen or collected, check the daily logs and data. If you are looking for something specific, try the search link at left. Rather than repeat them all, here are a few highlights: squid, pufferfish, needlefish, dolphin fish, flyingfish, jacks, loggerhead sea turtles, dolphins, some type of whale (too far off to identify), crabs, lobsters, brittlestars, starfish, jellyfish, tetrapods, cephalopods, sea urchins, sea anemones (including Venus' fly trap anemones) and eels.
The Seward Johnson is like a floating home, equipped with a kitchen (called a galley) complete with food storage areas (walk-in cooler, freezers and refrigerators), a dining area, a lounge (for meetings and relaxation), many workrooms (from electronics and a machine shop, to navigational, to our labs), a laundry room (two washers and dryers), a public toilet ("head"), and on two different deck levels, the "staterooms." These are like small hotel rooms with bunk beds ("berths") that are either permanently attached to the wall, or hang from chains (number of beds vary by room), storage areas (mini-closets and drawers), and a sink with hot and cold running water. (The ship has its own desalination capabilities on board). Some rooms also have a built-in desk which may or may not have drawers, and a chair. Depending on the room (who it is assigned to— for example, the captain, a deckhand, or a scientist), it either has its own head and shower, or shares one with an adjoining room. The shower also has both hot and cold running water. Compared to most boats, this is living in the lap of luxury. But keep in mind that it is also the home to all crew members, many of whom stay on board for months at a time. Since all people aboard have to work at some time (usually for more than a traditional eight-hour day), sheets can be hung down in front of the beds to close off light when a roommate is up. Most roommates work opposite shifts, so when one is sleeping, the other is working, and vice versa.