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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.

March 02, 2021

SEA’s Dr. Rich King to Discuss Natural History of Moby-Dick on Zoom

SEA Semester

Join SEA Visiting Associate Professor of Maritime History and Literature Richard King for a free online discussion on Zoom hosted by the University of Washington Bookstore on Tuesday, March 2nd, at 6 pm PST. Dr. King, the author of the Ahab’s Rolling Sea,  will talk about the natural history of Moby-Dick and our shifting perception of the ocean as well as his time sailing to the Phoenix Islands with SEA Semester class S-274.

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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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February 23, 2021

Upcoming Virtual Information Sessions

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Do you have questions about SEA Semester? Join us during one of our upcoming virtual information sessions.

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January 07, 2021

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

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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

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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.


December 19, 2020

Finding Kokomo

Megan Dear, C Watch, Mount Holyoke College

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Since getting on the ship, I have kept a running list of every single song I have had stuck in my head.


December 18, 2020

Sign of the Gybes

Lena Albert, A Watch, Unity College

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The last almost-month on the Cramer has definitely been one for the books.


December 17, 2020

“Be where your feet are”

Sylvia Sage Holland, A Watch, Wellesley College

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This week has been literally filled with light: falling stars, lightning, bioluminescence, and the steadily increasing illumination of the menorah.


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