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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.

November 27, 2021

First Swim Call!

Nadia Racz, C Watch, Saint Michael’s College


Today had its high moments and its low moments, but all together it was a great day.

November 26, 2021

Reef Survey Time!

Fiona Chlebecek, A Watch, The University of Rhode Island


Today was our first day of reef surveys!

November 25, 2021

Gratitude and Grief: Thanksgiving 2021 Aboard Cramer

So Hess, B Watch, Mount Holyoke College


We’re finally underway and started our island-hopping snorkel adventure! Long days are ahead of us for sure: My day started this morning at 0530 with the dawn watch, and is filled with classes, rescue drills, and even a snorkel trip later.

November 24, 2021

1000 NM

Carolyn Mavretish, Amherst College


After waking at the ripe hour of 1030 am, I crawled out of my bunk in Sleepy Hollow with squinty eyes, blinded by the daylight.

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November 24, 2021

Setting Sail

Pike Li, C Watch, Colorado College


Since my childhood, I have always had a zealous desire to explore the ocean.

November 23, 2021

Update on Deployment of NOAA Drifter Buoys

Students aboard the SSV Robert C. Seamans have now deployed six NOAA buoys on the southwest-bound leg of their voyage to Hawaii.

November 23, 2021


Matthew Robertson, Muhlenberg College


All of this memorization of the lines we’ve been doing has led up to this day; where we were tested on our knowledge by way of the traditional line chase.

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November 22, 2021

The Moon & Stars in the Middle of the Pacific Ocean

Eva Hart, Guilford College


First time on deck tonight:

Being up on the quarterdeck this evening after watch was magical.

November 22, 2021

First Day aboard the Cramer!

Maya Morales, Smith College


Hello everyone!!

I am excited to inform you all about our first day on the SSV Corwith Cramer! Many of us have been looking forward to this day for months including myself.

November 22, 2021

Last Day On Land - Until we meet again, St. Croix!

Kyaralind Vasquez-Liriano, Wellesley College


It has been a pretty eventful weekend. Yesterday we had our first full day off and spent it doing laundry, finishing our case studies for LDE, and preparing our presentations for today.

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