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SEA Currents: Oct 2018

October 31, 2018

Spooky Seamans Shenanigans

Emily Settlecowski, C Watch, University of Denver


Happy Halloween! Like most things, I’ve learned Halloween is better at sea than on land. My Halloween started off early as I was on evening watch from 1900-0100, so along with my fellow C-watchers I brought in Halloween on deck.

October 31, 2018


Isabella Andersson, B-watch, Hawaii Pacific University


Hi friends and family and Happy Halloween!

Today has been an eventful day filled with various Halloween events such as trick or treating, pumpkin carving, face painting and a costume contest. The science department also performed some Halloween themed experiments which was highly appreciated by the rest of the crew (might have been because of the involvement of m&m’s, but the experiment was pretty cool too).

October 30, 2018

An Introduction to Sea Legs

Charlotte Lynch, Deck Intern

Spend a Semester at Sea

First thing’s first, I would like to wish Happy Birthday to my dad! Another S.E.A. alum and the only reason I ever thought to do SEA Semester. As I am now back as a deck intern, it has clearly influenced me for the better. Thank you Dad, I love you, Happy Birthday.

October 29, 2018

The Next Phase : Shadow Watch Officer

Maddie Hurtgen, A Watch, Hamilton College


Hello to all friends, family, and blog followers,

Spirits are high today as we have finally crossed into the tropics! Warm layers have been shed, and it is officially sunscreen season. We have also shifted phases into the Shadow Watch Officer phase.

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October 29, 2018

Stepping up and Stepping Back

Rachel Scudder, Chief Scientist


As we move in to the last full week of the sailing component of the SPICE program I’ve been thinking a lot about a leadership training term that has stuck with me for quite some time. The idea of stepping up and stepping back. Generally it means knowing when to give others the space to share ideas or experience with a group and when you may need to take the lead even if it’s uncomfortable.

October 26, 2018

Corwith Cramer Pin Rail Chase

Alex Puza, A-watch, Colorado College

Midafternoon on the Corwith Cramer

The great Corwith Cramer Pin Rail chase for class C-282 commenced under a beautiful blue sky dotted with fluffy little cumulus clouds. A calm breeze from the NNE at a force of 4, and seas of 4 feet from the NxW made for the prefect condition to chase lines.

October 26, 2018

Music on board

Farley Miller, Assistant Scientist


Last night Christian and I were playing music, struggling through ‘Pallet on your floor’ on the leeward side. All we had were our spotty memories of lyrics and his fine ear for chords to guide us through. We puzzled out the verse and chorus eventually, but for the life of us could not remember all the words. We half-heartedly attempted to make up our own, but it was getting past 21:00 (sailors’ midnight) and we turned in for the night.

October 25, 2018

Life among the Copepods

Debora Ortiz, A Watch, Knox College


My day started at 0100 with dawn watch. At first I thought dawn watch was the worst watch because who wants to be woken up in the middle of the night to work in the lab and on deck, right? Actually, it turned out to be one of my favorite times for watch because although we’re sleepy during the first hour or two, we get to see the sunrise and eat a delicious breakfast at the end.

October 25, 2018

Science at Sea!

Cori Shooter, C-Watch

Study Abroad

This morning C-watch was woken bright and early for morning watch. Some tasty breakfast burritos brightened our morning as we prepared for an eventful watch. Sails were set and struck, morning chores completed, hourly boat checks and weather observations conducted, and a lucky few learned how to use a sextant for the first time.

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October 24, 2018

A day on the Corwith Cramer

Paula Angel, A Watch, Universidad de los Andes


Hello family and friends of C-282 crew!

Today we had a beautiful day with calm winds and sea. My watch had the pleasure to see a stunning sunrise this morning during dawn watch (0100-0700) after a pretty busy watch. We did some science processing alkalinity, pH, Chlorophyll-a, and microplastics for a water sample from a surface station.

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