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March 29, 2015

Final Reflections

Jeffrey Schell, Chief Scientist - SEA

Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean

It has all been said, or so it would seem.  The student blogs these past six weeks have provided an honest, vivid, and uniquely personal view of their time onboard the Corwith Cramer.  An experience that has been at times challenging, rewarding, and deeply profound in ways specific to each and every student and crew member onboard.  There is an undeniable sense that we have all shared a common adventure, weathered the ‘storms’ together, and have forged unbreakable bonds together; and thus, as a ship’s community, we are all the stronger for it.


March 29, 2015

Stars and Glowing Seas

Sophie Fern, Visiting Scholar, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

I’ve been wanting to sail with SEA ever since I lived next door to their headquarters in Woods Hole when I was a Masters student in the US.  I was delighted to get an email through from work back in December, asking for volunteers to join the ship and especially delighted to be able to go back to the Chatham Islands.  This time next week, I’ll be back at home in Dunedin, New Zealand, and the Pacific Ocean will seem like a dream.

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March 28, 2015

Sailing through the Windward Passage

Lillian Robinson, University of Vermont

Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean

Hello from the Cramer,
Lillian here, writing the last student blog for C-257! Today was a wicked fun day for all of us. We started this morning with some bunk loving. That’s not really what it sounds like… As we are fast making our approach to the end of our days on the Cramer, we have to look back on the spaces we’ve occupied for six weeks. Our bunks, no matter how hard we tried, never really stayed clean. So today, we pulled out all our stuff, clothes, shoes, harnesses, backpacks, towels, pillows, books, laptops, random items we didn’t know we had and started our packing process.


March 28, 2015

We’re finally eating

Elle Nakamura, B Watch, Colorado College

Oceans & Climate

In just three days, we’ve become well adapted to life on the Mama Seamans. Most of us students have officially developed our sea legs and are gradually transitioning our eating habits from grazing on saltines and bread to scarfing down generous amounts of gumbo and salad. We’ve never talked about how good it is to eat and keep it down until now. Thank goodness for sea sickness medication!

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March 27, 2015

Gratitude

Kat Brickner, Mira Costa Community College

Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean

As we near the end of this epic journey everything seems to finally fall into a perfect place. Our sea legs are strong with over 1900 nautical miles on them and Mama Cramer has become our home. I feel the closeness between our crew, the only people whom could truly understand the trials and tribulations of this amazing experience we have participated in together. The last leg of the trip we have become the “watch officers” (still under the watchful eyes of our professional mates) taking on main responsibilities and directing our watch teams-a wonderful reward to all the hard work we have been through and the skills we have learned.


March 27, 2015

Birthday On-Board!

Nicole Harbordt, B Watch, SUNY-ESF

Oceans & Climate

Our first full day on-board and everyone is just starting to get accustomed to standing watch, working in the lab, the sporadic sleep schedules, and the constant rolling motion of Mama Seamans. We have learned so much in the past few days, allowing everyone to jump right into all of the roles onboard. I am so impressed with all of the hard work and dedication of my fellow shipmates. The support everyone has for each other as we slowly adjust to ship life is unmatched, and the community here is growing strong.

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March 26, 2015

The Sea Never Sleeps and neither do the students of C-257

James Conley, Stonehill College

Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean

If I have learned anything from being in college its two things: The first is that sleep is a very valuable commodity which I never get enough of and second, college students are a special breed of individuals. It shouldn’t have come as much of a surprise to my classmates and myself that as our time together comes closer to an end, so to would our due dates come catapulting into our realities. Although it should have come as no surprise, there certainly was a great amount of surprise amongst this salty band of collegiate sea dogs when our due dates where announced.


March 26, 2015

Bon Voyagé!

Michael Torselli , B Watch, Roger Williams University

Oceans & Climate

After a few exciting days in the beautiful country of New Zealand, we are now under way and headed to our first stop, the Chatham Islands. Together we have traveled to the other side of the planet (with FAR too many mishaps…), explored foreign places, hiked great peaks, and so much more. However, the time has come to set sail into the South Pacific.

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March 25, 2015

Sailing by the Wind

Annie Reardon, Union College

Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean

“Why is there a towel covering the compass?!” was the first question I asked upon arriving on deck for my afternoon watch. “Oh, we’re sailing solely by the wind today!” exclaimed Sean, “Pretend the Cramer is a little boat, and use your little boat skills to move her.” I laughed at the analogy of the Cramer as a Boeing 737 and a little boat as a puddle jumper popped into my head. I relieved Allison at the helm, and was told to steer a close reach.


March 25, 2015

S-258 Sea Component Begins

Deb Goodwin | Rick Miller, Chief Scientist | Captain

Greetings from Lyttelton, New Zealand! Twenty four S258 students and one Visiting Scholar joined the ship’s company this afternoon and have spent the last several hours learning their way around the Robert C. Seamans, settling into their bunks, and enthusiastically meeting the professional crew.


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