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Class S-274, SEA Semester: Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures and Ecosystems (SPICE) departed campus on September 22, 2017 and will sail the SSV Robert C. Seamans from American Samoa to Auckland, New Zealand making several island nation stops along the way. You can find the ship's blog and podcast, Sea Stories, here. Class C-275 SEA Semester: Ocean Exploration, is still on campus finishing their shore term and will meet the SSV Corwith Cramer in October.
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Our first full day aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer with all 31 souls aboard! We spent a busy day getting oriented to the ship with safety drills and an introduction to life and operations on board. Tomorrow, SEA class C-279 will finally head to sea. We will depart the Bahamas on our way to Bermuda, and ultimately into New York City.
The past three nights or so we have been blessed with clear skies and the new moon, which, coupled with our remote location in the South Pacific, means that we have had unrestricted access to the night sky above. With such a clear view of the stars overhead, we have begun taking celestial sights - i.e. using sextants to measure the angle of celestial bodies in the sky relative to the horizon - in order to plot our geographical position on a map