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September 19, 2019

SEA’s Kara Lavender Law to Deliver Keynote Lecture at Middlebury Ocean Symposium

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Middlebury College News
“Future of World’s Oceans to Be Topic of Symposium”

The global ocean is increasingly threatened by human activity, yet many people remain unaware of how important to all life, human and non-human, the marine environment truly is. “The Future of the Global Ocean,” this year’s Middlebury College Clifford Symposium, will offer talks by pioneering marine scientists on key environmental topics, from ocean plastics and marine protected areas to the influence of melting sea ice on weather patterns. Events take place September 19-21 and include a screening of the documentary Chasing the Thunder that recounts a remarkable story of environmental activism on the high seas.

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September 16, 2019

SEA’s Dr. Kerry Whittaker and NASA’s Dr. Jim Garvin Discuss Joint Exploring Expedition

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SEA/NASA Exploration of Volcanic Island in Tonga
WCAI Living Lab Radio with Dr. Heather Goldstone

“Kerry Whittaker of Sea Education Association is taking a tall ship full of undergraduates to the world’s newest island. It’s just five years old, and NASA’s Jim Garvin says it could help explain the deep geological history of Mars (spoiler alert: Mars had oceans).”

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August 30, 2019

University of Redlands Grad Reflects on PIPA Cruise

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University of Redlands Bulldog Blog
“U of R alumnus conducts research on rare coral reefs”
By Katie Olson

When asked what he did over the summer, University of Redlands alumnus Jason Gonsalves ’19 has an unusual answer: conducting research in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

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August 28, 2019

Denison Student Conducts Research in Pacific with SEA Semester

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Denison University News & Events
“Geoscience Major Elliot Hayne ‘20 Conducts Research in the Pacific”

Elliot Hayne ’20, a geosciences major, sailed with SEA Semester on a scientific research voyage to the remote Phoenix Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Hayne conducted research that will assist in the ongoing development of an effective conservation plan for the region.

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August 23, 2019

Her Classroom is the Sea: Seattle University Student Explores Phoenix Islands with SEA Semester

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“Her Classroom Is the Sea”
Seattle U - The Newsroom

Seattle University student Michelle Simoni, ’20 (Computer Science), sailed this summer with SEA Semester on a scientific research voyage to the remote Phoenix Islands in the Pacific Ocean. The Gilroy, Calif., native was one of a select group of undergraduates from diverse colleges and universities who conducted research that will assist in the ongoing development of an effective conservation plan for the region.

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July 26, 2019

SUNY ESF Student Sails with SEA Semester

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ESF Student Participates in SEA Semester
Mary Zarba conducts research aimed at protecting rare coral wilderness
SUNY ESF News

College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) student Mary Zarba is currently sailing with SEA Semester on a scientific research voyage to the remote Phoenix Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

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July 26, 2019

SEA Semester Alumni Selected as John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellows

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Woods Hole Sea Grant Sponsors Two 2020 Knauss Finalists
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Two candidates sponsored by the Woods Hole Sea Grant program are among the finalists for the 2020 class of the of the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program. The announcement was made on July 24 by NOAA and the National Sea Grant College Program.

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July 24, 2019

SEA Semester’s PIPA Research Voyages Contribute to Important Study on Tuna Conservation

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Evidence and patterns of tuna spawning inside a large no-take Marine Protected Area, Scientific Report
Tuna are Spawning in Marine Protected Areas, MIT News

Can protected marine sanctuaries like the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) benefit highly migratory species, like tuna? That’s the topic of a report recently published in Scientific Reports.

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July 18, 2019

PEP Going Strong After Ten Years

Doug Karlson, communications@sea.edu

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It’s been ten years since the Woods Hole Diversity Initiative launched the Partnership Education Program (PEP) in 2009. The 11th PEP cohort, which numbers 14 students, recently completed their classroom work at SEA, as well as a short cruise aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer, and are now living on the SEA campus while they do internships at scientific organizations in Woods Hole.

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July 08, 2019

SEA Semester’s Dr. Deb Goodwin Comments on Sargassum Inundation

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“Why Waves of Seaweed Have Been Smothering Caribbean Beaches”
By Ed Yong
The Atlantic

Since 2011, blooms of Sargassum have wreaked havoc on tropical shores. A new study explains why this is likely a new normal.

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