Today I received my shellback ‘certification’ or ‘proof’ of crossing the equator! It is a unique card and certificate produced aboard the JOIDES Resolution – there is none like it, so I have been told. What I have now is a colourful laminated wallet-sized card. The main certificate will be issued later during the cruise.
I wish I could write a longer post, but I am absolutely kaput from working 15hours straight. Goodnight peeps!
Anna Ling is a Ph.D student in the Centre for Carbonate Research in the Department of Marine Geosciences at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.