Current position of the SSV Corwith Cramer. Click on the vessel to view position history. Use the tools, top right, to change the map style or view data layers. Dates and times use GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).
SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer
April 10, 2019
Today is my busy day. I had watch from 0100 until 0700 and I have watch again from 1900 until 0100. Which means not a lot of sleep, but I get to watch the sunrise and the sunset! This morning during watch I was on lab duty, so I processed a Neuston tow with Rose and then completed a DNA extraction for my group project on Sargassum shrimp parasites.
April 09, 2019
Today we decided to approach another big mat of Sargassum and take some samples from it using our small boat. Mats of Sargassum are very rare to see. For example, our Captain Jason has sailed this cruise track north six times while it’s the first time to really encounter such large mats of Sargassum with such consistency.
April 08, 2019
Saturday: FIELD DAY
“Field Day” aboard the Cramer is not the giant extended recess you remember from your elementary school days. There is no swing set, or giant game of capture the flag. Instead it is an entire afternoon dedicated to cleaning.
April 04, 2019
Everywhere I go, I am surrounded by Chacos. It seems to be the shoe of choice for adventurers, sailors, biologists, and study abroad students.
April 03, 2019
Today was an exciting day for all aboard the Cramer. From a scientific standpoint we have entered into the predicted spawning area of the American eel, Anguilla rostrata.
April 02, 2019
What a whirlwind these past four days have been! We are in full swing now; Mama Cramer is under sail as we cruise past Eleuthera and into the open ocean. It is wonderful to see everyone becoming more familiar with her, getting the hang of very busy watch schedules and all the various tasks that must be performed to ensure that she is in true working ship shape.
April 01, 2019
I can’t believe we’ve only been at sea for three days! It seems like we’ve been out here a week already. I know it has been three days, because I got to take my first shower today-a bit of a celebration!
March 29, 2019
C-285 students are all aboard and ready to depart for the high seas! The full ship’s company have spent the past day and a half preparing for the voyage, orienting themselves to safety, lab operations, sailing, and life aboard their new 134-ft drifting home away from home. We’ll set sail tomorrow on our voyage through the Sargasso Sea from Key West, FL, to Bermuda, to New York City.
March 28, 2019
Greetings from the SSV Corwith Cramer docked at the Stock Island Marina Village near Key West, Florida. Today, class number C-285 joined the ship for the sea component of the Marine Biodiversity and Conservation Program (MBC).
March 27, 2019
Students of Class C-285, Marine Biodiversity & Conservation, join the SSV Corwith Cramer on March 28th in Key West, Florida. The voyage ends on May 4th in New York City, after a port stop in Bermuda.