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SEA Currents: May 2021

May 19, 2021

Thanks for Nothing (and other final thoughts)

Jeff Schell, Chief Scientist


This blog post is a recounting of the events of 19 May 2021.  The final full day of C-297 onboard the Corwith Cramer.

May 17, 2021

Sailing in a Box

Cam Ragland, B Watch, Union College


Over the past few days, many of our watches have been restricted by a small green box on the chart plotter.

May 16, 2021

Lamentations and Salutations

Lucy Manlick, C Watch, Mount Holyoke College


It feels like only yesterday that we were boarding the Cramer for the first time.

May 15, 2021

Using East Coast Case Studies to Explore Oyster and Eelgrass Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay

Kass Wojcik, Sydney-Marie Jones & Laurens Vermuelen, Bryn Mawr College, Carleton College & University of Central Florida


During the first week of May, we crossed from the warm waters of the Gulf Stream in the Southeast Large Marine Ecosystem into the colder, more productive waters of the Northeast Large Marine Ecosystem (LME).

May 15, 2021

Planning for the Future by Planning Out Ocean Spaces

Julia Wolf & Ava Kiss, Mount Holyoke College & Cornell University


If our trip on the Corwith Cramer has taught us one thing it is that the ocean is a vast and expansive place.

May 15, 2021

Reflecting and Reminiscing

Kayla Sklar, Izzy Stewart & Emma Iverson, C Watch, Northeastern University, Gettysburg & Macalester Colleges


As our time at sea comes to a close, we have to begin collecting our favorite memories and thoughts so we can make room for more in our last few days:

May 14, 2021

Signs of Spring

Sydney Marie Jones, B Watch, Carleton College


As I was sitting on the quarter deck today, a yellow warbler flew from port-side and perched on one of the shrouds.

May 13, 2021


Natalie Cross, A Watch, Stanford University


I turned 21 yesterday. On a boat. In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

May 12, 2021

Ship, Shipmate, Self

Kira Fontana, A Watch, American University


We have a popular saying on the Corwith Cramer that was emphasized from day one: Ship, Shipmate, Self.

May 11, 2021

Canned Mandarins and Other Updates

Elisabeth Landgren, B- Watch, Macalester College


We left Delaware Bay yesterday and have finally shifted into our third phase where we get to be junior watch officers and junior lab officers.

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