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Catch up on news, events, and daily posts from SEA Semester voyages in SEA Currents, the official blog of Sea Education Association.

April 13, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: A Return to Sea: Students Embark on Tall Ship Research Expedition

SEA Semester

WOODS HOLE, MASS. — The college students listed below recently arrived aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer to spend the next five weeks at sea studying the marine ecosystem of coastal and near-coastal East Coast waters and the western Sargasso Sea.

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April 06, 2021

C-297, Marine Biodiversity & Conservation

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Students enrolled in SEA Semester class C-297, Marine Biodiversity & Conservation, join the SSV Corwith Cramer in St. Petersburg, Florida on April 13th for a five week passage to Woods Hole, where they arrive May 20th.


April 01, 2021

SEA Seeks Dean of Admissions

SEA is seeking an entrepreneurial Dean of Admissions to lead the strategy and team that connects fantastic students with our one-of-a-kind programs.

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March 26, 2021

The Log has Landed! 2021 Elsaesser Fellow Begins Project

Bryant Jew

SEA Semester

SEA Semester alumnus Bryant Jew, C-276, is the recipient of the 2021 Armin E. Elsaesser III Fellowship Award. Bryant is using his award to build a working Hawaiian style dugout canoe while creating videos to teach the public about such vessels and the culture that surrounds them. This is his first update.

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March 01, 2021

Tall Ships America Honors SEA Captain Sean Bercaw, Crew & Support Teams

Doug Karlson, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

SEA Semester

In recognition of the epic voyage of the SSV Robert C. Seamans last year, Tall Ships America last week honored SEA Captain Sean Bercaw, the crew of the Seamans, and SEA’s Marine Operations and Academic Program teams with its 2020 Tall Ships America Reimagination Award.


February 23, 2021

SEA’s Dr. Jan Witting Co-authors Paper on Sperm Whales in Phoenix Islands

SEA Professor of Oceanography Jan Witting is the co-author of a research article, “Historical Trends of Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) Distribution in the Phoenix Archipeligo,” published January 12th in Frontiers in Marine Science.

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January 07, 2021

Bryant Jew is Winner of Armin E. Elsaesser III Fellowship Award

SEA Semester

SEA Semester alumnus Bryant Jew, C-276, has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Armin E. Elsaesser III Fellowship Award.

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January 04, 2021

SEA Semester Students to Beta Test New Microplastics Technology

Doug Karlson, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

SEA Semester

Later this year, SEA Semester students will begin beta testing new advanced technology to measure microplastics in the ocean, thanks to a partnership with an innovative company co-founded by a SEA Semester alumnus.

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December 22, 2020

Goodnight Mama Cramer

Katie McKenna, A Watch, Williams College

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During a recent watch meeting, Olivia, our assistant scientist, thoughtfully said, “Mama C can either rock you to sleep or throw you out of your bunk.”


December 20, 2020

Adjusting to the Cramer

Caroline O'Connor, C Watch, Columbia University

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Our first morning anchored at the Dry Tortugas has been very busy.


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