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SEA Currents: Jun 2019


June 27, 2019

Study by SEA Collaborator & Boston Univ. Biologist Randi Rotjan Finds Microplastics in Coral

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SEA Semester in the NEWS
“BU Researchers Find Another Threat For Corals: Plastic”
WBUR
By Barbara Moran

“Boston University biologist Randi Rotjan has been studying coral reefs for more than a decade. A couple years ago, she started to notice tiny bits of plastic ‘in all of our samples from everywhere,’ she says. To understand how corals grow, she decided she was going to have to study how plastic gets into their bodies, how much is there and how it affects them.”

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June 26, 2019

Elsaesser Fellow Jonathan Harris Explores Historic Structures, Fortifications along Gulf Coast

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The expedition continues!  Jonathan Harris, C-112, winner of the 2019 Armin E. Elsaesser III Fellowship, has added a number of blog posts and photographs chronicling his ongoing research project, “Pirates, Blockades and Commerce: an expedition to explore the maritime history, fortifications, and lighthouses of the Gulf Islands National Seashore.”

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June 25, 2019

S-287: Protecting the Phoenix Islands

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The students of S-287, Protecting the Phoenix Islands, will join the SSV Robert C. Seamans in Pago Pago, American Samoa, on July 3rd to begin a six-week round-trip voyage to the Phoenix Islands.


June 24, 2019

SEA Semester is Popular Choice for Oberlin Students

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“Oberlin Students Engage in Experiential Learning at Sea”
by Erin Ulrich ’18
Oberlin News

Founded in 1971, Sea Education Association (SEA) is a nonprofit organization that provides college students with interdisciplinary learning opportunities through its study abroad program, SEA Semester.

Students enrolled in SEA Semester programs study ocean-related themes within the broader context of humans’ impact on the natural world.

This past spring semester, Mechteld (Mecky) Kuijpers ’20 conducted research aboard the SSV Robert C. Seamans, a 134-foot Pacific research brigantine. Through SEA Semester: Oceans and Climate, Kuijpers and a group of students from the United States and international colleges and universities sailed from New Zealand to Tahiti over the course of six weeks.

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June 17, 2019

High School program alumna raises plastic pollution awareness

Doug Karlson, communications@sea.edu

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A great experience at SEASCape: SEA Science on the Cape, SEA’s high school summer program in Woods Hole, inspired one recent alumna to share what she learned about plastic pollution in the ocean, and in doing so, to give back to SEA!

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June 14, 2019

MBC Alumni Share Insights at UN

Doug Karlson, communications@sea.edu

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On Wednesday, two of SEA Semester’s most recent alumni, Cecilia Howard (Johns Hopkins University) and Andrew Meashaw (SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry), who sailed this spring on the Marine Biodiversity & Conservation Program (C-285), joined their professors, Dr. Kerry Whittaker and Dr. Porter Hoagland, to serve on a panel and make a presentation at a meeting of the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development at the United Nations in New York.

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