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From Dusk ‘til Dawn

Science never sleeps aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy. OK, the individual scientists sleep, but the research keeps on rolling. Check the “Board of Lies”—a whiteboard listing upcoming events—before going to bed, and you’ll generally see plans for research operations listed for midnight or 2:30 a.m.

Here’s a look at some of the things that happen while the day workers are asleep in their staterooms. Last night just happened to be the night of the full moon, but we’re fairly certain werewolves haven’t made it to the Bering Sea yet. If they had, I’m sure we would have gotten safety training on how to deal with them.

Read on about our adventure in the slideshow below. Can't see the slideshow? Get the Flash plug in »

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