SEA Currents: Marine Biodiversity & Conservation
Exciting news on the science front: larval eels and larval spiny lobsters collected in our tows and microbes are starting their data processing! The students have completed two Neuston net tows and our first stacked tow (three nets on one wire!). Students broke out the sextants and practiced some celestial navigation during class today. Watches are trying to learn their lines and sails (9 sails total-4 lower and about 60 lines of about 9 types) by the Line Relay next Tuesday.
We are sailing under the four lowers!!!! We departed San Juan Harbor at 1800 this evening, after a long day of continued safety training. Now, students have to apply all they learned during the past 24 hours, while the ship moves about under them. We’re sailing on a starboard tack—- walk on the high side. The main salon tables are gimbaled—- don’t lean on them during meals. The swells are rocking us about—- one hand for you, one hand for the ship.
Greetings from the SSV Corwith Cramer, docked in beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico. Today is the beginning of a five week voyage for class C-252, SEA Semester: Marine Biodiversity and Conservation. All of our students, visiting scientists and crew are now aboard ship and beginning to settle in to their new home. We will remain alongside the dock tonight while all hands take part in a thorough ship orientation and safety training.
The students of C-252, Marine Biodiversity & Conservation, will join the SSV Corwith Cramer in Puerto Rico by Monday, April 14th. They will end their voyage in Woods Hole, MA.