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SEA Currents: Feb 2020

February 15, 2020

The Robert C. Seamans Takes on Port Stop #1: Auckland

Kendall Hanks, University of Virginia


We’ve spent a couple nights on the ship and it still feels surreal to be on the other side of the world with the same people who were in Woods Hole with me. The ship may not look very big, but the amount of information that we have been learning about operations, sailing, and safety would make you think otherwise.

February 14, 2020

Boarding the Seamans

Kaitlin Kornachuk, Stonehill College


Getting to Auckland from Boston is not an easy task. My route was an 11-hour flight from Boston to Honolulu and then 9 hours from Honolulu to Auckland. Auckland, unlike Boston, is in the middle of summer so escaping a New England winter is much welcomed.

February 14, 2020

Hope a Janthinidae Hugs you Today!

James Parker, A Watch


Our crew awoke this morning to find Valentine’s wishes from the mouths of their favorite zooplankton, transcribed and delivered by last night’s A Watch science team. Notes which had been scribbled in the downtime found in a busy watch filled with data processing, galley cleanup, and midnight deployments.

February 13, 2020

Boat stuff rocks, science may rock too (WHALE!!!)

Jessie Floyd, Jessie Floyd, B Watch, Bard College


Hey everyone! My name is Jessie and I’m a student on the Cramer! Yay! I’m writing to you from this beautiful spot anchored off of Isla de Culebra. The Caribbean sun is warm, the ocean is glistening, and the clouds are the puffy cumulus kind that makes me think of sugary cotton candy.

February 12, 2020

Underway from Puerto Rico

Jeff Schell, Chief Scientist


A good night of sleep followed by an amazing breakfast has made for a great day onboard the SSV Corwith Cramer. Let me start with a shout-out to our first student, assistant steward Fiona who supplied us with enough pancakes, fresh fruit (mixed berries) and sausage to power through a full morning of safety training.

February 11, 2020

A Busy First Day

Craig Marin, Maritime Studies Faculty


Today was our first full day of programming, and it was a busy one. The day started with an early wake up for all hands, breakfast and chores before the students and Maritime Studies faculty (Craig and MJ) headed into Old San Juan for a walking tour of the city and its forts.

February 10, 2020

S-290: The Global Ocean, New Zealand


Students of S-290, The Global Ocean: New Zealand, board the SSV Robert C. Seamans in Auckland, New Zealand on Feb. 14th. The voyage ends on March 23rd in Christchurch, New Zealand, after post stops in Russell, Wellington, and Dunedin.

February 10, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: SEA Semester Students Examine Caribbean Culture and Environment

SEA Semester

WOODS HOLE, MASS. — The college students listed below recently arrived aboard the research vessel SSV Corwith Cramer in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to spend six weeks in the Caribbean studying the region’s environment, culture, and history.

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February 10, 2020

Welcome Aboard!!

Allison Taylor, Captain


It’s been an exciting day here on the Corwith Cramer!  This afternoon, the faculty and staff received 20 smiling students to their new home for the next six weeks. It was a typical day here in San Juan, PR, with bright sunny skies dotted with passing cumulus clouds, some darker than others, and some with a little rain in them.

February 09, 2020

Departing Woods Hole and Bound for Sea!


Our time in Wood’s Hole has come to an end, and we must say goodbye to the SEA campus. Over the course of the next week, we all will make our way to the other side of the planet to join the Robert C. Seamans in Auckland, NZ.

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