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SEA Currents: Jun 2018

June 05, 2018

Oceanography Projects Underway

Sofia Giordano, B Watch, Loyola University New Orleans


Hello SEA blog readers, my name is Sofia and I’m a student on this voyage, I live in New Orleans, Louisiana and am a rising Junior studying Environmental Science. I started my day bright and early by getting woken up at 2:30 am by my fellow shipmate Riley to stand dawn watch from 3am-7am.

June 04, 2018

Coral Reefs on the Rebound

Kelly Speare, PhD Candidate, University of California, Santa Barbara


Hello family, friends, and avid blog readers following our journey through the Pacific on this Pacific Reef Expedition! I’m Kelly; I’m a PhD candidate at the University of California, Santa Barbara and former SEA crewmember. I’m thrilled that my path has crossed with SEA once again to join this expedition as a Coral Reef Specialist onboard the Seamans!

June 03, 2018

Arrival at Caroline Island

Rowan DeWitt, C watch, Lake Forest College


I started today at about 3 in the morning, when I failed to wake up on time for my watch. I eventually got on deck in time to catch the briefing from the previous watch, and was subsequently assigned to clean the dishes from last night’s dinner. (This wasn’t a punishment or anything - I was scheduled for dishes duty today). After scrubbing everything clean and brewing a fresh pot of coffee, I went back to help out on deck.

June 01, 2018

Paradise Found

Zhechen Wu, B Watch, Boston University


She is still sailing on a peaceful ocean with all of her members taking care of her. On the science deck, we have scientists deploying the Neuston Net trying to capture at least a side of this mysterious ocean. On the starboard side, we have student crew members trying to haul the halyard.

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