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May 26, 2020

Passage Planning

Rick Miller, Captain

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As the Robert C. Seamans sails from Hawai’i to California, we’re telling the story of the Pacific through ArcGIS Storymaps. We’re reposting some of the entries here, in our SEA Currents blog, but we encourage you to follow regular updates by going directly to Pacific Crossing 2020 StoryMaps.

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May 25, 2020

Underway Again

Anna Wietelmann, Assistant Scientist

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May 22, 2020

Numbers from our Trip

Cassie Sleeper, Mate

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We’ve MADE IT!!  We are tied up to the dock in downtown Honolulu and I got to command the vessel when docking which was quite fun and INTIMIDATING.  We arrived Monday and had Tuesday off to relax and re-connect with the outside world and family/friends before starting to get ready for our next leg.

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May 22, 2020

Summer Reading: Books for Young People

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Do you have youngsters in your family looking for good ocean-related books to read over the summer?  Our recent list of adult books recommended by SEA faculty was so well received, we decided to ask them what they recommend for young readers. Here’s what they suggested. (LG = Lower Grades K-3; MG = Middle Grades 4-8)

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May 17, 2020

From the SEA Galley: Popovers!

Kim, Allison, & Peggy

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Happy World Baking Day! Looking for something appropriate for any meal of the day? From our SEA Galley to yours, here is a popover recipe! Thanks to sometimes steward Kim for the recipe, to captain Allison for making them, and to neighbor Peggy for the photo and use of her pan! Includes ingredients scaled for a ship’s company as well as tips for preparing on a heeled over vessel. ⁠

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May 12, 2020

From the SEA Galley: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ashley Look, SEA Steward

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Here is one of our favorite chocolate chip recipes. It’s peanut butter- chocolate chip, its delicious, and just so happens to also be gluten free, not that you would know. They are so tasty!

If you make them, we’d love to know if you liked them and to see pictures shared on social media!

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May 12, 2020

No need to fear, autonomous data collection is here!

Ella Cedarholm, Assistant Scientist,

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These days, our global demand for science is apparent. We sit on the edge of our seat awaiting the results of the newest coronavirus treatments, relying heavily on scientists working worldwide to provide hope for our future. This is the short-game - we’re in the weeds and need a solution yesterday.

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May 07, 2020

Party hats and cake all around!!!!

Cassie Sleeper, Mate

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Today is officially 30 days since we left New Zealand! One of the ways we know that it’s been 30 days is all of the music we had downloaded on our phones from Spotify has expired (a heavy sigh was heard around the ship)

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May 05, 2020

Class on the Quarterdeck: Remote Learning from SEA

SEA Semester

During this period of social distancing, the faculty of Sea Education Association is pleased to offer a series of lectures called “Class on the Quarterdeck: Remote Learning from SEA.” These online events are free and open to the public.


May 04, 2020

Building Teams Starts with Building Trust

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SEA’s Director of Stewardship Monica Bowman recently had the opportunity to check in with SEA Semester alumnus, Dr. Joshua Weil.  They spoke about his new position as emergency preparedness lead for the Permanente Medical Group at Kaiser Hospital in Santa Rosa, California, and how during major health and safety crises, including this time of COVID-19, he finds himself calling upon his SEA Semester experience to inform his approach to leadership, trust, and being a good shipmate. 

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