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SEA Currents: port stops


May

24

One Last Hoorah

Marie Spychala, C-Watch, Grinnell College
Marine Biodiversity & Conservation

It was a wonderful last full day in NYC as we got to explore behind-the-scenes of the New York Aquarium on Coney Island. After meeting with Dr. Merry Camhi, director of the New York Seascape project, and sharing research and observations from our survey of the Hudson Canyon, we headed off on a tour of the upcoming shark exhibit’s construction site. We looked pretty sharp and safe in our hard hats and reflective vests.

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May

24

New York, New Crew, and Endless Emotions

Maggie Schultz, B Watch, Mount Holyoke College
Marine Biodiversity & Conservation

Inexpresable. If I could describe today in one word, it would be inexpresable. Our day was filled with realizations and puffy eyes as we navigated through the busy waters of New York City harbor. Realizations that today was our last day underway aboard the Corwith Cramer, that these could be our last sweats on the braces, our final sail firls, dawn watch, lookout and helm time. It was with a sense of accomplishment, excitement, and sadness that we docked at 0800 in Brookline Harbor, knowing that this was not a port stop, that we would be departing with all of our things in less than two days.

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May

23

Stanford@SEA: The sun is sweet but the wind is sweeter

Marianne, Stanford
Stanford@SEA

This morning on dawn watch, I left the lab to help set a sail and noticed a glowing light rise gently above the horizon, just off the starboard bow of the ship, in the northwest. I glanced at my watch, which read 04:15. The light was in the wrong direction and a bit early for sunrise, especially as we move into Southern Hemisphere autumn. It was land.

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May

14

Science and Policy Meet in Bermuda

Mark Howard Long, Ph. D., Associate Professor, History & Social Science
Marine Biodiversity & Conservation

Dear loyal readers,

After almost a week of field trips in Bermuda we are now making our way home. One of the aspects of teaching at SEA Semester that I find most rewarding is the way that we routinely examine the intersections between history, policy, science and exploration, all in an inter-/multi- disciplinary setting. Our time in Bermuda this week was spent investigating how all of these threads come together in this unique part of the world.

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May

13

Bye Bye, Bermuda!

Anna Brodmerkel, B Watch, UNC Chapel Hill
Marine Biodiversity & Conservation

After a week in Bermuda, Mama Cramer is back out to sea and we are headed to New York! This morning we had all hands on deck helping to prepare the ship before we left Bermuda. We made quite a mess during the port call, especially with all the dock lines out from yesterday, and it was time to clean, clean, clean! I felt like I was cleaning my house before leaving for vacation; there was sweeping, mopping, and scrubbing, along with coiling, hanging, and furling.

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May

12

One Last Hoorah

Megs Malpani, Starboard Watch, Brown University
Marine Biodiversity & Conservation

What a beautiful last day in Port! Unfortunately, the ferry to the dockyard was canceled due to gale force winds (Force 8), so we had to improvise for the class field trip. Instead, Mark, gave us a quick walking tour of St. Georges, discussing its history of maritime culture. We learned about Bermuda’s role in trade and got to visit the St George’s museum (a world heritage site).

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May

11

Science, Policy, & Trash…Oh my!

Paige Petit, Starboard Watch, College of the Holy Cross
Marine Biodiversity & Conservation

Although we have only been here for about 5 days now, our routine morning stroll to the courtyard in St. George’s already feels instinctive to me. This morning we started off with a special treat from our amazing steward, Sabrina, …homemade bagels! She never fails to keep us full and happy, which is definitely a priority when your daily schedules are as packed as ours are.

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May

10

A Rock in the Middle of the Sea

Madison Lichak, Port Watch, Barnard College
Marine Biodiversity & Conservation

I spend a lot of time thinking about the moments that led to this one. There is nothing like living on a boat for 22 days to make you think about time’s influence on your life. To think about prior moments and decisions that have led to this one. To think about the way that we got to this specific point in time.

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May

09

The Perfect Day

Shannon Cellan, C Watch, SUNY ESF
Marine Biodiversity & Conservation

Only just getting back to Mama Cramer at 2240 is a bit rough as my bed time is often 2 hours earlier. As I am writing this I am suffering from the satisfying exhaustion one only gets after a long day filled to the brim with great adventure. For me personally the day started off at 6:30 because I was the assistant steward this morning! And since it was our wonderful steward’s (Sabrina) day off I was assigned the task of slicing bananas and bread, as well as taking cereal from the cabinet to the breakfast buffet for all. Exhausting, I know.

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May

08

Stalactites and Chandeliers

Vanessa Van Deusen, Barnard College
Marine Biodiversity & Conservation

Today was eventful to say the least! From touring a fellow academic sailboat, to being reunited with our Ocean Policy professor, there was a lot to do. Furthermore, it was our first full day in Bermuda, and consequently, our first full day off since the beginning of the sea component. Everyone’s day began together with another wonderful breakfast cooked by the lovely Sabrina. We then mustered (all met) on the quarter deck before being set free on the island.

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