Randy, a third grader from Randolph county, would like to know about
the daily duties of the captain of the R/V Seward Johnson.
The captain's job hours are 8:00 a.m.–noon and 8:00 p.m.–midnight, but he usually works longer hours. His main responsibility is to keep everyone safe during the mission. P.S. The captain of the R/V Seward Johnson does a great job!
How cold is it on the water during the day and at night?"
The water temperature is pretty similar during the day and at night. We have recorded 28.4 °C during the day and 28.0 °C at night. There is a much bigger temperature difference between the surface and the bottom. The bottom temperature was 8.6 °C on Monday! You can calculate how warm that is in degrees Fahrenheit by multiplying the degrees Celsius by 1.8 and then add 32.
example: (10 °C x 1.8) + 32 = 50 °F