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November 21, 2018

A Little Dirt Never Hurt!

Chloe McKinley, Beloit College


The day begins with 7:15 breakfast of hot omelets and sweet coconut water straight from the source. After we chat and prep for the day, our beloved Mandoo, the tour guide from Friday’s excursion, picks us up. Once again, we’re barreling down narrow and winding roads that are barely wide enough to allow more than one car.

November 20, 2018

The First Coral Reef

Nina Strand, Carleton College


Heisann folkens,

For several of us today was the first time we saw a coral reef in real life. With me being from Norway, I have never seen a coral reef other than on Blue Planet II or Chasing Coral, i.e. documentaries.

November 19, 2018

Love is Risky

Laura Blum, Middlebury College


After a wonderfully exhausting day in the sun yesterday, our class was happy for a rest this morning. We have managed to keep sunburns to a minimum, although everyone is sporting a new “toasty” glow. It seems a common theme in our class to fill every minute of our time here in order to make the most of each day.

November 18, 2018

Pretending to be a scientist

Davi Hertz, Rhodes College


Hello Everyone,

Today was an absolutely amazing day. It was our first time snorkeling in the open ocean as a class and not in the indoor pool at Massachusetts Maritime Academy near Woods Hole.

November 17, 2018

Stepping Into History

Maria Alfaro & Sharil Deleon, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry & University of Rhode Island


Maria: We went to Grenada’s capital, St. George’s, a vibrant and colorful port city. Freshly painted boats of reds, greens, yellows, and oranges stood out against the clear, crystal blue waters, and nestled into the steep, verdant hills were rows of bright buildings. Although St. George’s is busy with people (two gigantic cruise ships had arrived the day before), our crew of twenty felt pretty conspicuous while trying to navigate the small sidewalks and speedy cars on the way to our first stop, the fish market.

November 16, 2018


Alyssa White, Bard College


True to SEA form, Grenada has been packed from day one. The first day here was spent all over the island. We had to be at breakfast by 7:15 to leave the resort on a bus by 9:30. Our bus driver, Mandu, doubled as our tour guide. As we drove from place to place, he told us about life on the island. He talked about politics, about trying to get young people interested in combating climate change, and the influence of tourism on day-to-day life on the island, along with many other things it would decimate my word count to enumerate.

November 15, 2018

Grenada Island Component begins

Jeff Schell, Chief Scientist


Welcome to Grenada, and welcome to SEA Semester: Caribbean Reef Expedition (CRX) – cruise C283 blog!  On behalf of Sea Education Association and all the faculty let me say how excited we are to start the next chapter in our academic adventure in the Caribbean.

November 14, 2018

C-283: Caribbean Reef Expedition


After six weeks at SEA’s Woods Hole campus, SEA Semester students of Class C-283, Caribbean Reef Expedition, begin a 12-day shore component in Grenada on Nov. 15th. They join the SSV Corwith Cramer on Nov. 27.  The class’s cruise begins in Grenada and ends in St. Croix, USVI, after port stops in Tobago Cays, Montserrat, and Barbuda.

January 01, 2018

Caribbean Reef Expedition: Week 11 (At sea, Puerto Rico)

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Zoya Buckmire, of St. George’s University in Grenada, talks completing her final academic assignments and Caribbean Reef Expedition’s conclusion in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

December 25, 2017

Caribbean Reef Expedition: Week 10 (At sea, Barbuda)

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Gretchen Beehler, of Purdue University, describes snorkeling the coral reefs around Barbuda as part of SEA Semester’s Caribbean Reef Expedition.

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