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don fay with cruise cat

All paws on deck

Atlantis sheltered a number of cats over the years, including this one held by Atlantis second mate (and photographer) Don Fay during a 1935 research cruise. One cat deserted a Russian merchant ship to join Atlantis. Occasionally, a ship's cat would find seabirds just too tempting, leap overboard, and then have to be rescued by dip net. (Photo by Scott Bray, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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