Hello, my name is Ryan Schenk, and I work at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole. What’s cool about my work is that, aside from the secret underground tunnels and dolphins that have been trained to talk, every building at MBL has a huge tank full of seawater on the roof! That’s right, they pump sea water up into these tanks, and use them to provide sea water for all the various experiments going on underneath!
Get this, last week, the Janitorial staff had to careen the inside of the tanks. For those of you who are so lame, and don’t know what careening is, it is the process of removing barnacles and seaweed from the bottom of a ship. Or in this case the inside of a tank. I felt sorry for the janitors, because that seems like a wicked crappy job, but then I talked to one of them and she said it was so much fun!