Dr. Edie Widder : Life at Sea
The thing that's the most wonderful about working at sea is the exploration. There is just no question that the opportunity to explore where no one has seen before. A lot of people don't realize, but we've explored less than 5% of our oceans. The primary challenges at sea are usually two things. One is weather and the other is equipment breaking down. You just have to watch the weather very closely and always be prepared to readjust your dive plan accordingly. There's also usually not enough funding for everyone to have duplicate equipment, but we try to bring as many spares of things as we can. Marine Scientists have become very clever at fixing equipment.