Before the R/V Endeavor embarks on its research voyage the new crew/scientists get to enjoy the challenge of a mock sinking scenario where they have ~2mins to jump out of their shoes and wiggle into these fashionable lobster costumes.
Dr. Maureen Long and one of the crew members race each other to safety!
Graduate Student intern Colton Lynner is almost unrecognizable once the survival suit is fully on. Only the last troublesome step up zipping up to go before full emersion can take place.
Graduate Student intern Terry Cheiffetz struggles with the final zipper step as well.
Dr. Maggie Benoit looks like she wants to really know how to put on the survival gear in case of emergency or... she can't believe she has to participate in these fun shenanigans.
The final product appears to be both fashionable and comfortable. We would interview the model in this photo but he declined to comment....hopefully next years model will have a mouth hole haha!