CoralFISH will assess the interaction between corals, fish and fisheries, in order to develop monitoring and predictive modelling tools for ecosystem based management in the deep waters of Europe and beyond. It is a project that started in 2008 and will run until 2012. A key element of the CoralFISH project is continuing the research into cold water corals and the fish associated with them. To do this, scientists must head out to sea on research cruises. This blog page allows scientists on board these cruises to post their experiences of life aboard, with all its ups and downs!