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SEA Currents: Aug 2016

August 01, 2016

A 24 Hour Journey

Steve Kielar, A-Watch, 3rd Assistant Scientist

Historic Seaports

I would like to take you on a 24 hour journey through the lens of the 3rd Assistant Scientist, and a proud member of A -Watch. We had the evening watch (1900-0100) meaning our August started at midnight. We were sailing 9 knots around Cape Vincent and the stars were amazing.

August 01, 2016

Passing the gavel

Doug Karlson,

SEA Semester

Dr. Richard Cost succeeds Dr. Susan Humphris as Chair of the SEA Board of Trustees

After five years as Board Chair of Sea Education Association, Dr. Susan Humphris passed the gavel to Dr. Richard Cost at the SEA Annual Meeting, held Monday, June 13th at the SEA campus in Woods Hole.

Dr. Humphris, a Senior Scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, was elected Chair in 2011, having served as an overseer since 1999 and as a trustee since 2003.  She is also a former Dean (1986-1992) and was a scientist at SEA from 1979-1986. 

During a period of significant growth, Dr. Humphris oversaw many organizational changes, including the selection of its first alumna president, Peg Brandon. 

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August 01, 2016

Starry Night

Jen Lyon, Wellesley College

Protecting the Phoenix Islands

Another beautiful sunny day in PIPA! As we sail into August, we’re savoring the last days of our journey in this incredible place. With less than two weeks to go, everyone is working hard on projects and perfecting their terrible tans. In a little less than two days we will arrive at our last Phoenix Island, Nikumaroro. We are all excited to do some last minute snorkeling and explore our last stop; if it’s anything like Kanton and Orona we’re in for a treat!

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