1 – Name and Rank
Ryan Eustace, Undergraduate student (4th Year), The crustacean kid
2 – What is your main objective on the voyage?
To enhance my knowledge and understanding of the capturing and sampling of abyssal and hadal fauna and learning from the Master.
3 – What is the most unexpected thing about being offshore on a trip such as this?
Quantity and quality of food – in a good way.
4 – What do you miss the most?
The cold Scottish days and nights.
5 – What has been the most interesting thing so far?
Seeing the gear deployed and recovered, also, the decapods from 4100m were pretty sweet.
6 – What is the first thing you’ll do when you get back?
Go down the Machar pub for a few pints and whiskey.
7 – What was your vomit count from the first 48 hours on board?
Six, just bile, average to strong intensity.
8 – What song is stuck in your head right now?
Mulan- let’s get down to business.
9 – What have you inevitably forgotten to bring?
My dissection kit
10 – What do you hope to find in the trench?
Something that is just bizarre, preferably crustacean or something green or better, a green crustacean