SEA Currents: Feb 2020
February 09, 2020
Students of Class C-290, Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean, join the SSV Corwith Cramer in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Feb. 10th. The voyage ends March in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands on March 18th, after port stops in St. John, St. Martin, Montserrat, Dominica, Bequia, and Grenada.
February 07, 2020
Jonathan Harris, C-112, winner of the 2019 Armin E. Elsaesser III Fellowship, has added more photos and information on his project website, “Pirates, Blockades and Commerce: an expedition to explore the maritime history, fortifications, and lighthouses of the Gulf Islands National Seashore.” He plans to continue adding more to the website, and describes his research opportunity as “awesome!”
February 06, 2020
SEA Alumni in the NEWS
LIVESCIENCE, Feb. 5, 2020
What is Ocean Acidification?
By Tom Childers
SEA alumnus and former trustee Scott Doney, professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia, gives an explanation of the causes and effects of ocean acidification.
February 05, 2020
Things are wrapping up for the shore component of SEA semester, and there’s a lot of preparation we’ve been doing before we head out to sea. There have been countless conversations within the houses about watch groups and research topics and seasickness and the like.
February 03, 2020
Sea Education Association faculty members and alumni are presenting at a number of sessions at the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020, which convenes in San Diego from Feb. 16 to 21. SEA will also have a presence at booth #119.
February 02, 2020
Why should we care? Why should we care about a piece of plastic floating on the other side of the world in an ocean we have never heard about? What’s the big deal if some obscure species of fish ceases to exist? If you are like me or any of my shipmates, questions like this invoke a gut response.
February 02, 2020
The first day of February, Saturday, aboard Cramer was full of science and sail handling. The trade winds allowed each watch had the opportunity to practice gybing the ship as land was once again on the horizon. To prepare for a field trip ashore on, we diligently struck the sails and dropped anchor in Francis Bay on the island of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.
February 01, 2020
“But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.” - Rachel Carson