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SEA Currents: Nov 2019


November 22, 2019

The Changing Face of Student Health

By Virginia Land McGuire, Ed.M., Associate Dean for Financial Aid & Student Services, Associate Professor of Nautical Science

SEA Semester

Healthy people, healthy ships.  One increasingly complex aspect of our work in student services focuses on health and wellness within the Sea Education Association community.  For decades SEA has managed bumps and bruises, acute infections, chronic medical issues and periodic mental health emergencies on shore and at sea.

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November 22, 2019

Tranquility

Amelia Ahring, University of Copenhagen

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Greetings! Amelia at the helm

The day we had today was unlike any other. With an early wakeup to chocolate chip pancakes (Ashley and Kylie, our beloved stewards, are the best <3), still being anchored in the Bay of Islands, we prepared to make the trip to Urupukapuka by 0900.


November 21, 2019

Land Ho!

Natalie Greenbaum, UMass, Amherst

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Hello land lubbers! Natalie from C Watch here. Today has been quite an eventful day. After a rocky night filled with many gybes, I awoke to my 0620 wake up call for breakfast. After some delightful breakfast burritos, I began my morning watch (0700-1300).


November 21, 2019

SEA Semester Helps UVA Student Define Goals

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SEA Semester in the NEWS
“Tall Ship Experience Helps Student Navigate Her Future”
By Fariss Samarrai
UVA Today

Katherine Webber, a third-year environmental sciences major at the University of Virginia minoring in global sustainability, recently completed a six-week learning adventure aboard a tall ship research vessel, the SSV Robert C. Seamans, in the South Pacific. She conducted field research for NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center on a newly formed volcanic island, collected ocean data while at sea, and learned about Polynesian culture.

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November 21, 2019

C-289: Caribbean Reef Expedition

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Students of Class C-289, Caribbean Reef Expedition, an investigative science and policy semester examining the impacts of human actions on Caribbean coral reef ecosystems and the effectiveness of existing reef management strategies, join the SSV Corwith Cramer in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, on Nov 24th after a ten-day second shore component there. Their voyage ends on Dec. 23rd in St. Croix after stops in Grenada, Montserrat, and Barbuda.


November 21, 2019

Reggae, Sea Turtles, and Counting Corals: A Typical Day in the Caribbean Reef Expedition Program

Francesca Whitecross, Middlebury College

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Hey! My name is Francesca and I’m part of the class C-289. I’m also a member of Middlebury College’s class of 2023.5. In fact, unlike my classmates, I haven’t started college yet! It definitely was daunting at first to be surrounded by college juniors and seniors who seemed so much more mature and experienced, but I quickly felt like I fit right in, and that’s mostly due to my amazing classmates/shipmates.


November 20, 2019

Campus Improvement: Stone Cottage

SEA Semester

“What’s old is new again!” That’s according to Sea Education Association Shore Facilities Coordinator Jim Moynihan, who recently oversaw significant renovations to the campus’s Stone Cottage. The granite-walled circa 1889 structure is original to the property and home to SEA’s resident advisor.

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November 20, 2019

All Smiles

June Eikeland, Boston University

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Hello there blog readers, wish you were all here sharing this experience with us. We’ve had an incredible day! Last night my fellow C watchers and I were on deck from 18:00 (7pm) until 01:00 (1am).


November 19, 2019

UFOs and Dolphins

Naomi Solorio, Lawrence University

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My day started out fairly normal with a wakeup at 12:30 am to start our watch at 1 am. I got up, put on my foul weather gear along with my harness, ate some cookies from the hutch, and headed up for our usual deck walk before relieving the previous watch group.


November 19, 2019

SEA Profile: Jessica Donohue, Solving the Puzzle of Plastics Pollution

Doug Karlson, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

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Visitors to the Madden Center on SEA’s Woods Hole campus may have noticed an unusual 8-foot plexiglass tube, filled with synthetic saltwater, standing in the main stairwell. The tube is a rise velocity chamber, built by SEA volunteer Ethan Edson (C-247).

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