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May

19

What a Wonderful Day

Helena McMonagle | Anthony Daley, A Watch, Wellesley College | University of New Hampshire
Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

Good evening! …Or rather, good morning!

This final blog at sea for Cramer class C-259 is being co-written by Anthony and Helena, who happened to be both the Junior Watch Officer and Junior Lab Officer in the same day. It is 0330 in the morning and we have now been up for 21 hours; we have had two standing watches since waking and, oh boy, what a wonderful day.

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May

18

Am I a salty sailor yet?

Sarah Stratton, B Watch, Oberlin College
Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

Hello again, beloved landlubbers!

Several people have spoke already of the last phase of our time at sea, as we take on the roles of Junior Watch/Lab Officers (JWO/JLO)! I was the JWO for my evening watch last night, and never have I finished a watch so exhausted! Don’t be fooled by the relaxed attitudes of the mates, making it look so darn easy this whole time – commanding a ship is HARD work. There are a million things to remember and plan for and schedule and delegate, and a million corresponding ways to screw up.

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May

17

Ocean Policy At Sea

Dr. Tiffany Smythe, Visiting Professor of Ocean and Coastal Policy, Sea Education Association
Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

As Marine Biodiversity and Conservation’s ocean policy professor, I joined the Cramer in Bermuda for some of the shore activities and to sail the second leg from Bermuda to New York. This is my first time aboard the Cramer (or any of SEA’s ships for that matter), and my first time on an ocean-going sail training ship in more years than I’d like to admit. Fortunately, my students, including Sabrina, Joe, Helena, Hannah, and Mareike, were a big help in showing me the ropes (literally!).

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May

16

All of the things all of the time!

Kata Rolf, A Watch, Carleton College
Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

Hallo to my lovely family, frans, and foes back on land,

Kata here, bringing you the latest and greatest from the one and only S.S.V. Corwith Cramer! I have slept very little in the last 24 hours, so please forgive my silly grammatical errors and strange sentences. Since Lizzie didn’t really tell anyone about yesterday, I will try and cover two days in one sitting. This is a tale of JLO (not the one you’re thinking of), all of the lab work, and no sleep.

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May

15

SEA Semester Students Profiled by Dartmouth College

SEA Semester

SEA Semester® in the News:
“Sailing and Science in the South Pacific and the Sargasso” by Joseph Blumberg
Dartmouth Now | May 15, 2015
     
Two Dartmouth students have been sailing the world’s oceans aboard tall ships, modern versions of 18th-century brigantines. Christopher Dalldorf ’16 and Fredrik Eriksson ’16 enrolled in the Sea Education Association (SEA) Semester programs.

Read the full story here.

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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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