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SEA Currents: Jul 2018


July 16, 2018

SEA connects with International Space Station

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SEA Semester in the News
‘We’re All In This Together,’ Astronaut Tells SEA Students In Live Downlink
Falmouth Enterprise

A group of high school students and college interns enrolled in educational research programs at the Sea Education Association in Woods Hole had the opportunity to speak live to astronaut Richard R. Arnold II as he orbited the earth in the International Space Station on Friday afternoon, July 13.

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July 15, 2018

World Cup and Tie-Dye

Elizabeth Torna & Rebecca Ward-Dioro, Brearley School & Boiling Springs High School

SEA Semester

Since we didn’t have any classes today, we all enjoyed an extra two hours of sleep this morning. Once we were awake we had frittatas, bacon, and fruit for breakfast. After performing our daily chores, some people headed up to the Madden Center to watch the World Cup Final, while others remained at the houses to tie-dye.

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July 15, 2018

Report from SSV Corwith Cramer

Nate S and Alex H, C Watch

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Ahoy Land Lovers!

The crew of the Corwith Cramer woke up to a delicious breakfast of blueberries and breakfast sandwiches, composed of fried eggs, bacon and other toppings.  In the morning, C watch took the helm from 0700-1100 after A watch’s dawn shift from 0300-0700.

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July 15, 2018

Into the Southern Trades

Sadie Cwikiel, Stanford University

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Our latitude is steadily ticking down to 0º00’, and with the equator looming ever closer on the horizon, it strikes me how far we’ve sailed in just ten days - over 1300 nautical miles. We have not seen land nor any sign of humans since leaving Hawaii, our only company some boobies and tropicbirds. Days have melded together into a series of 18-hour watch cycles instead of days governed by the rising and setting of the sun. At only 2ºN, we are truly experiencing the Equatorial Pacific.


July 14, 2018

Learning the lines

Kerry Anne Rogers, B-Watch, Muhlenberg College

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Hey y’all!

Today’s installment of Pacific Adventures ft. the Robert C. Seamans is brought to you by Kerry. If you have been keeping up with the blogs, you know we are on our 9th day of sailing! From our first day aboard, our watch leaders have emphasized the importance of line handling, making sure that we can all safely and securely set and take down sails.


July 14, 2018

Discussing Whaling, Building Boats, and a Beach Cleanup

Alanna Franolich & Danny Brunet, Stroudsburg Junior High School & Cypress High School

SEA Semester

Today we woke up, got ready, and had breakfast. Then we went to Oceans and Society and started research for the whaling debate. After that we had lunch and then went to our Racing beach cleanup. It was really awesome doing something to support healthy oceans.

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July 14, 2018

Sailing with dolphins

Alex K and Louis, A Watch

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Hello all,

The crew woke up to a delicious breakfast of hash browns, cereal, eggs, and strawberries. Soon after, most of the students began to take their watches, do chores, or take a nice nap.

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July 13, 2018

The good, the bad, and the ugly

Sherie Yang, Villanova University

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Hello One and All!

This is Sherie here, your fellow novice sailor from the Best of the watches: B watch! Crazy and colorful things continue progress on this ship-anything ranging from the education of drawing on grapefruits for celestial navigation (mine almost rolled off the deck), to the hype of fishing up an old boot.


July 13, 2018

Day Four for Sea Expedition!

Annie Stewart & Miya Khoo

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Ahoy!

Day four here on the SSV Corwith Cramer.  Today we finally left anchor, and are taking on the open ocean!  A relatively relaxing day here, filled with sunny skies and a gentle breeze from the south-east. After a fantastic breakfast of cheesy grits and a spread of fruit, we embarked on our daily watches and learned all about Neuston Booms with J-bear (our first scientist).


July 12, 2018

On reaching the Inter-tropical Convergence Zone!

Rosie Wigglesworth, A-Watch, Harvard University

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Hi Everyone! My name is Rosie Wigglesworth and I’m bringing you the 6th installment of the S-281 blog series!  We’re almost a week and a thousand nautical miles into our journey.


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