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SEA Currents: May 2016


May 02, 2016

Island Adventures

Meg Carr, A-Watch, University of New Hampshire

Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

Even when we’re off the ship, it’s impossible to pry our group away from the seaside. This morning was dedicated to an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo (BAMZ). We gazed at tropical fishes, sea turtles, and corals until our hearts were content, then wandered around the zoo.  At the zoo, we were able to catch a glimpse of wallabies, ancient Galapagos tortoises, sleepy fossa and many other creatures.


May 01, 2016

The Sea is My Home

John Quirk, A Watch, Brewster Academy

Ocean Exploration

As every hour passes we get a few nautical miles closer to Tahiti, but all I can think about are the things I have learned while at sea. Almost everyone on board is looking forward for land in their own ways, some to just be able to communicate with love one, other look forward for their most desired foods. While everyone has their own reason to look forward for land we all are dreading the day as well. For the Robert C. Seamans has become a home not just for me but to everyone else on board.

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May 01, 2016

Welcome to Bermuda!

Robert Barlow, Other/B Watch, Montpelier High School/Olin College of Engineering

Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

Hello all,

We finally made it! After a solid ten days of sailing, we docked in Bermuda this morning around 9am. I think I can speak for all of us in saying that seeing Bermuda was a foreign experience, in more ways than one. Since docking, we’ve tidied up the boat, went over guidelines for port call, and finally were let outside the confines of the hundred feet of the Cramer for the first time in a week and a half.


May 01, 2016

3 Things I’ve Learned Aboard Seamans

Madelyn Cook, A Watch, Kenyon College

Ocean Exploration

Hello again from the SSV Robert C. Seamans, and happy May Day! Time sure has flown while at sea, and we are all excited to reach the many milestones of our cruise track which the month of May has in store. Knowing that we will soon be able to cast our eyes on the wonders of Raiatea, Moorea, and Tahiti (which I’ve heard are just lovely) has the ship in good spirits, and the students have been walking around with a palpable sense of pride and excitement as rotations through the JWO and JLO responsibilities continue, giving everyone a chance to have control of the deck in 6 hour increments, which means giving the necessary commands and always abiding by the ship’s standing orders to get ourselves where we need to go safely, happily, and responsibly.


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