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February 07, 2020

Elsaesser Fellow Jonathan Harris Adds to his Report on the Gulf Coast’s Maritime History

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Jonathan Harris, C-112, winner of the 2019 Armin E. Elsaesser III Fellowship, has added more photos and information on his project website, “Pirates, Blockades and Commerce: an expedition to explore the maritime history, fortifications, and lighthouses of the Gulf Islands National Seashore.”  He plans to continue adding more to the website, and describes his research opportunity as “awesome!”

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February 06, 2020

Update on Coronavirus

Virginia Land McGuire, Associate Dean for Financial Aid and Student Services

As news about the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), originating in Wuhan, China becomes available, please know that we are monitoring the information closely and in consult with infectious disease specialists.  We remain alert to developments that may affect our students, crew or programs.

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February 06, 2020

SEA Alum Featured in Live Science

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SEA Alumni in the NEWS
LIVESCIENCE, Feb. 5, 2020
What is Ocean Acidification?
By Tom Childers

SEA alumnus and former trustee Scott Doney, professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia, gives an explanation of the causes and effects of ocean acidification.


February 05, 2020

Gaining a Sense of these Places

Juliet Bateman, Boston University

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Things are wrapping up for the shore component of SEA semester, and there’s a lot of preparation we’ve been doing before we head out to sea. There have been countless conversations within the houses about watch groups and research topics and seasickness and the like.


February 03, 2020

SEA Presentations at Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020

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Sea Education Association faculty members and alumni are presenting at a number of sessions at the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020, which convenes in San Diego from Feb. 16 to 21. SEA will also have a presence at booth #119.

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February 02, 2020

Why Should We Care?

Julian Murray-Brown, UNC Wilmington

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Why should we care? Why should we care about a piece of plastic floating on the other side of the world in an ocean we have never heard about? What’s the big deal if some obscure species of fish ceases to exist? If you are like me or any of my shipmates, questions like this invoke a gut response.

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February 02, 2020

Williams-Mystic Students Visit St. John

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The first day of February, Saturday, aboard Cramer was full of science and sail handling. The trade winds allowed each watch had the opportunity to practice gybing the ship as land was once again on the horizon.  To prepare for a field trip ashore on, we diligently struck the sails and dropped anchor in Francis Bay on the island of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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February 01, 2020

S-290 Cares a Whole Awful Lot!

Jacqueline O’Malley, Kenyon College

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“But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.” - Rachel Carson


January 30, 2020

Williams-Mystic S20 Offshore Blog 3

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Another exciting couple of days at sea here on the Corwith Cramer!

Yesterday we had a sketching workshop aboard Corwith Cramer, led by Sketch Biologist and Williams-Mystic alumna Abby McBride F04.  Abby’s work as a science communicator combines her love of biology and sketching.

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January 29, 2020

Williams-Mystic S20 over the Puerto Rico Trench

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Greetings from the Williams-Mystic S20 class aboard the Corwith Cramer, where we are heading toward the Puerto Rico trench on calm water under a sky full of bright stars.

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