On returning to port after completing the standard climate change monitoring sampling the Temora was met by a retired couple who were very obviously on holiday.
They were Mr and Mrs Mc Clellan who live approx ten kilometres outside Temora in New South Wales in Australia.
While researching their holiday in Scotland on the internet, they had somehow come across the name of the Temora and were intrigued. So they decided to stop off in Stonehaven and see why someone had called a catamaran after the town they live near in Australia.
I explained to them that in fact the vessel was a research vessel and was actually named after the one of the more common copepods we find in our plankton samples off Stonehaven “Temora longicornus”.
We showed them pictures of the copepod and they in turn took pictures of us and the vessel, and they noted down the website address, as I promised to put a piece on the coastal blog.
Blog post written by John Dunn