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May 02, 2021

Flying Biscuits

Laurens Vermeulen, A-WATCH, University of Central Florida


Today was my assistant steward/Galley day, I worked with Katey and Will (the two stewards) aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer.

May 01, 2021

Shifting Baselines

Leanna Cherrette, B Watch, Boston University


Tonight, Lydia, Sydney Marie, Laurens, Ryan, and I (a group we affectionately call the mycbrophids) spread out along the quarter deck to look at the stars.

April 30, 2021

The Role of Ports in Decarbonization - Why Ports Need to Be Sustainable

Kira Fontana & Elena Kaminskaia, American University & Whitman College


Last Sunday, a skyline of skyscrapers came in and out of view from the haze.

April 30, 2021

Two Things That Fly: Fish and Time

Isabelle Stewart, C-Watch, Gettysburg College


Three weeks left on this tall ship
What a journey, what a trip
I swing right out of my top bunk
Lab critters smell like quite the funk
The engine room is much too hot
How do I tie a bowline knot?

April 29, 2021

Lookout Thoughts

Daviana Berkowitz-Sklar, B-Watch, Yale University


Today I was on lookout for the first hour of morning watch. Feeling the fast wind on my face as I hold on to the boat is a sure way to wake myself up at 7 am.

April 29, 2021

From Production to Disposal

Elisabeth Landgren, Arielle Umansky & Lydia Shaw, Macalester, Colorado & Skidmore Colleges


When you walk into a grocery store with your reusable bag you probably feel proud of yourself, as you should, for reducing plastic waste in landfills and in natural environments.

April 28, 2021

Living in “The Sea Around Us”

Cam Ragland, B Watch, Union College


Every evening, the sun sets and the moon rises. Usually, this cycle is happening in the background of our lives, so disconnected from our day to day routines.

April 28, 2021

Rewilding through Offshore Wind Artificial Reefs

Kayla Sklar, Isabelle Stewart & Leanna Cherrette, Northeastern University, Gettysburg College & Boston University


Rewilding is an environmental management strategy that aims to restore degraded natural habitats.

April 27, 2021

First Day with New Watch Officers

Emma Iverson, C- Watch, Macalester College


Today was our first day with our new watch officers. If you read the last blog post you’ll know that after two weeks with our first set of watch officers we have now switched and are onto our second stage, shadowing. Which meant today C-Watch had its first watch under the direction of Carolyn (2nd mate) and Jordan (2nd scientist).

April 26, 2021

Watch Rotations and Next Steps

Julia Wolf, C-Watch, Mount Holyoke College


Today was a fun but weird day for C-Watch! It was announced that watch officers would be rotating starting tonight.

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