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April 08, 2019

A Weekend Briefing: What You Missed!

Mary Noyes, Whitman College

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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

Holy Toes

Rose Edwards, Sailing intern

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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

An Exciting Day at Sea

Andrew Meashaw, A-Watch, SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry

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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

Sailing for Science!

Sharla Friend, C- Watch, University of Missouri, Saint Louis

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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

Settling In

Betsy Stevens, Voyager, C watch, Science Instructor, Phillips Exeter Academy

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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

Off for the high seas!

Kerry Whittaker, Chief Scientist

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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

C-285 MBC First Day Onboard

Jason Quilter, Captain

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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).

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March 27, 2019

C-285: Marine Biodiversity & Conservation

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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.


January 28, 2019

SEA & WHOI to Explore Ocean Twilight Zone

Doug Karlson, communications@sea.edu

SEA Semester

Scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will join this spring’s SEA Semester: Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (MBC) program on a special collaboration to explore the ocean’s mesopelagic or twilight zone, further augmenting one of SEA’s most advanced scientific undergraduate programs.


June 27, 2018

A study in Seaweed… Research in the Sargasso Sea

Carly Carter, Alex Merkle-Raymond, and Kendra Ouellette

SEA Semester

SEA Semester students of the Marine Biodiversity & Conservation program (Class C-279) recently completed their research voyage from Nassau, Bahamas to New York, with a stop in Bermuda. The program culminated with several weeks on the Woods Hole campus, and presentation of student research at the Ned Cabot Marine Biodiversity & Conservation Symposium.  As part of their curriculum, students prepared press releases describing their research. These releases will be published here, on the SEA Currents blog, over the course of the next two weeks.


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