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SEA Currents: Jun 2021


June 30, 2021

Launching a Weather Buoy

Rick Miller, Captain

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The ship has headed west, leaving the Channel Islands and moving past Point Conception, entering the California Current.

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June 30, 2021

Let the Games Begin

Melody Berenbaum, Benjamin Sommer &John Cahill, Middlebury Union High School, Windward School & Pelham High School

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Today started out fantastic with some amazing pancakes and some sub-par maple syrup.

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June 29, 2021

Another Excellent Day

Nina Brook, Oliver Browning & Nell Brayton, Edina, Lower Merion & Middlebury Union High Schools

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To start our day off, our Resident Advisor and cook Cam had the day off, so some of the other RAs and campers made us a delicious oatmeal bar with tons of toppings.

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June 29, 2021

Leaving the Islands

Tadhg McKay, A Watch, Boston University

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Yesterday (the 28th) we had clear, sunny skies and calm seas passing through the Channel Islands.

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June 28, 2021

First Morning Deployment

Sophie “Supi” Vallas, 1st Assistant Scientist, B Watch

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This morning was our first official morning station. It started with Haylie going around collecting Secchi bets.

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June 28, 2021

A Full Day on the SEA Campus

Elaina Berdyck, Della Waldman & Sierra Wouden-Crosno, Mt. Lebanon High School, Maieutic Academy & Carmel High School

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First up today for classes was Maritime Studies, in which we pondered varying definitions of “home” with the guidance of a guest speaker from the Fairhaven Writers’ Workshop.

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June 27, 2021

Sailing into the Blue

Kelly Morgan, A-Watch, University of California, Berkeley

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The SSV Robert C. Seamans has set sail with S-299 aboard and excited!


June 27, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: SEA Semester Undergraduates Explore Pacific Ocean off California

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Woods Hole, MA - The college students listed below recently arrived aboard the tall ship SSV Robert C. Seamans for an interdisciplinary scientific research voyage to study the rich and varied ecosystems off the coast of California.

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June 26, 2021

The Voyage Begins

Kelsey Lane, Chief Scientist

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Class S-299, SEA Summer Session: North Pacific Gyre, has begun its sea component.

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June 25, 2021

A New Approach to Teaching

Sasha Ignatiev, Otto Lukanic & Hannah Gorton , Greenwich High School, Grace Church School & St. Marks School

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One of the most intriguing classes so far was one of our oceanography classes where we learned about seawater density and stratification.

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