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May

15

Food, Glorious Food

Lizzie Tonkin, Colby College
Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

Hello Loyal Readership of the Corwith Cramer blog,

I am breaking with blogging tradition. I am not going to tell you what I did today, but instead will tell you of my adventures from yesterday! Every day one of the students is assigned to the position of assistant steward, and yesterday, that was me!  Food is very important for the morale of the ship, and having been away from shore for so long, making things delicious is an art.

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May

14

The best day ever!

Joseph Townsend, C Watch, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

Welcome to one of the best days of my life. Allow me to walk you through it. The day began with a wakeup from Sarah and Lena, both of whom are quite gifted in the art of a “boat wakeup”.

Boat wakeups are used in lieu of alarms on the ship to wake up shipmates before their watch, and therefore have very specific rules and regulations.

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May

13

A Girl Who Doesn’t Get Sea Sick

Olivia Robson, A-Watch, University of Connecticut
Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

Hi all,

This morning I woke up to some cloudy and wet weather with increasing wind and waves. Anthony, Ryan, and I had an eventful morning in lab. We were able to deploy the CTD safely in the swells, CTD stands for conductivity, temperature, and depth and measures salinity, temperature, depth, and dissolved oxygen. I was also able to complete some project work; I identified 16 eels that were caught in last night’s triple stack net tow.

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May

12

Finding our sea legs again

Callie Schultz, B Watch, Mount Holyoke College
Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

I am so happy to be back at sea and moving again. While Bermuda was amazing, standing on the bow of a ship when it is not moving is just not quite the same. Since being back on the ship we have started up policy classes again with Tiffany and changed the watch officers and assistant scientists assigned to watches. B watch being the designated “weird” watch was so excited to be reunited once again on the ship that we immediately freaked out our new watch officer with our shenanigans.

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May

11

A Hunt for Sargassum!

Grayson P. Huston, C Watch, University of California, Berkeley
Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

Good morning, good morning, everybody reading the blog this morning, good morning!

Today was our first official day at sea during the second leg of our journey, and boy I have to say that it feels good to be back at sea. I love and will miss land, but few things truly rival the sight of deep blue all around you, the ships sails full of wind, sunrises over the water, and (for the time being) the gentle rocking of the ship to lull you to sleep – even if you are supposed to be on watch and being attentive.

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May

10

Underway! (once again)

Fredrik Eriksson, B-watch, Dartmouth College
Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

Hello friends,

As tropical storm Ana gets demoted to “tropical depression” Ana, we set sail from Bermuda and head North (after navigating through safe channels to avoid the reefs – in four centuries, Bermuda has accumulated over 300 shipwrecks!). The extra day at port in Bermuda allowed all groups to get through lab work, which puts us in a much better spot for the second leg of the trip!

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May

09

Bon Voyage Bermuda … Tomorrow

Ryan Plantz, A Watch, Ripon College

Hi everybody,

Today, our departure from Bermuda was delayed due to tropical storm Ana, which is traveling up the east coast of the United States. Captain believes that we will be better off in port tonight, waiting for the storm to move further along its cruise track.  With this delay the group was given a chance to finish up on the preparations need for departure.

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May

08

Ready for Sea

Joseph Townsend, C-Watch, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

Good Day!

Today marks the last day in port, and boy has our time been amazing here. Last night we were joined by our Tiffany Smythe, our professor for our Ocean Policy Research and Ocean Science and Public Policy courses. She will be joining us for the remainder of our voyage and we were of course very excited to see her and tell her about our travels thus far. Peg Brandon, the president of SEA, is also joining us for the night!

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May

07

Bermuda Bus Adventures

Lena Goss, B Watch, Whitman College
Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

Hello from the Tropical Sub Tropics!

We are still at dock enjoying the rest and time to explore this lovely little island. Today was our first official whole day off full of student organized swimming, eating and bus riding adventures. The day started with an unofficial all student muster on the quarter deck at 0845 and from there we bussed to the bustling city of Hamilton.

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May

06

Still in Paradise

Amalia Alberini, Graduate of Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI
Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

Good morning everyone!

I’ll be your guide for today’s tour in this beautiful place called Bermuda. You cannot hear my European accent, so I don’t promise that my writing is flawless!

Our day started with cereal breakfast when Roxie (the oven) decided that she has been working way too much and needed some more sleep… the promised sausage and pancakes were postponed for the next day.

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