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SEA Currents: Jul 2019


July 14, 2019

Milestones

Ava Stasiw, Mate-in-Training

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There are no milestones on the open ocean, only arbitrary lines we have invented to help us feel some sense of place.


July 12, 2019

Sampling from the Sea

Allie Cole, Boston University

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My day started before the actual first hour of July 12th arrived, I was awake from the morning of the 11th and worked processing net deployments until 03:00 on the 12th (which also happens to be my little brothers birthday!) I spend that time sorting through buckets of zooplankton that the students had pulled up from the three types of net deployments the ship scientists run, a Shallow Tucker Trawl, Deep Trucker Trawl, and a Neuston Tow


July 12, 2019

Learning about our new home

Jeff Schell, Chief Scientist

What a day!  The first day is always packed full.  There is so much to learn about our new home before our sailing/scientific mission can begin.


July 12, 2019

Welcome Aboard !!

Allison Taylor, Captain

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On behalf of Sea Education Association and the intrepid crew I am pleased to welcome aboard our new shipmates to the SSV Corwith Cramer!  We spent a busy afternoon with both parents and their children touring the Corwith Cramer, but soon it was time for fond farewells and wishes of fair winds and a following sea.

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July 12, 2019

WHOI Lab Visit

Sydne Twarosch & Daniel Shneider, Pioneer Valley Performing Arts School & Hunter College High School

SEA Semester

Today, we went to the WHOI lab, located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. We all took a tour of the lab, and practiced soldering wire, and testing the resistance.

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July 11, 2019

Busy at work in the lab

Jason Gonsalves, B Watch, University of Redlands

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Chief Scientist Blaire invited me to post the blog today, so I did. I’m writing to you as I slowly emerge from self-imposed bunk stasis; I have been double-sick since last Friday just before we left port in Pago Pago. The combination of a cold and sea sickness had really done a number on the physicality of my being, the nature of my presence and the morale of my mind.


July 11, 2019

Full day of fun

Kristina Wang & Elisabeth Sellinger, Lexington High School & CU Boulder

SEA Semester

After a few days of all-day field trips, we went back to our normal schedule of two classes, each an hour and a half in the morning. Dr. Ben Harden, an assistant professor, came in as a guest speaker and taught us about the effect of climate change on the currents in the ocean in our Oceanography class.

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July 11, 2019

SEA Expedition 1

SEA Semester

Students currently aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer are enrolled in one of Sea Education Association’s high school summer programs, SEA Expedition.  SEA Expedition is a field-based program in which students participate in every aspect of an offshore sailing and oceanographic voyage.

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July 10, 2019

A Steady Breeze!

Silas Blunk, A watch, St. John’s College (Santa Fe)

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The Robert C. Seamans experienced moderately high winds and seas during the first couple days of our trip, but weather over the last few days has calmed significantly, with wind from the east north easterly direction dropping to a Beaufort force 2 yesterday and sea swell in the range of 3-6 ft.


July 10, 2019

New Bedford

Lily Cooper & Tate Rosenbergl, UNC Chapel Hill & Gunnery School

SEA Semester

Today we travelled off the Cape to the port town of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Upon our arrival in New Bedford, we visited the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, where we examined commercial fisheries through the perspective of local fishermen. We discussed the growth of fishing in New Bedford, beginning with subsistence fishing, and the subsequent rise of commercial fishing.

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