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June 05, 2018

Trans-Pacific Swimmer to Collect Samples for SEA

Doug Karlson, communications@sea.edu

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In 1998, Ben Lecomte swam across the Atlantic Ocean.  Now he’s taking on the Pacific.

The long-distance swimmer began June 5, in Tokyo, and hopes to reach San Francisco in about six months. That’s a distance of approximately 5,500 miles. The goal, says Lecomte, is to conduct research and raise awareness about climate change and ocean pollution.

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May 31, 2018

SEA Semester Alum Allison Taylor Takes Command of Tall Ship Lettie G. Howard

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SEA Semester alumna Allison Taylor (S-186), is a veteran crewmember of tall ships, and has served on the SSV Corwith Cramer and, most recently, as Chief Mate on the SSV Robert C. Seamans.  She’s now captain of South Street Seaport’s tall ship Lettie G. Howard, a fishing schooner sailing out of Erie, Pennsylvania. She was recently profiled in this feature article in GoErie.  Congratulations on your new position, Allison!

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May 25, 2018

WHOI and SEA Scientists and Crews Connect in Bermuda

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SEA Semester in the News
Two Ships Pass
Popping Rocks (WHOI Blog)
By Adam Soule

Traveling to beautiful ports-of-call is one of the benefits of conducting scientific research in the deep sea. The port of call for the Popping Rocks 2 cruise was St. George’s, Bermuda, an idyllic tropical oceanside town, but there was a sight waiting for us that made it feel more like home. In addition to the brightly-colored homes and businesses, we found the familiar shape of the Corwith Cramer, a two-masted schooner that about 20 college undergraduates call home for a semester-long experience learning about sailing and oceanography, tied to the same wharf as R/V Atlantis.

 

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May 15, 2018

New Collaboration on Marine Debris

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In partnership with the University of Georgia, SEA was awarded a grant from 11th Hour Racing. Working with the University of Georgia, SEA will support curriculum and in-port research activities around waste management and ocean plastic pollution in the next Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures & Ecosystems (SPICE) program.


May 13, 2018

On the Spot with Ella Cedarholm

SEA Semester in the News
by Emily Duggan, Staff Writer, The New Hampshire

Ella Cedarholm, a University of New Hampshire student, always knew she wanted a “unique” study abroad experience, but never thought she would do so on the SSV Robert C. Seamans, a 134’ tall ship.

From Lee, New Hampshire, Cedarholm has sailed all her life, both competitively through the UNH sailing team, and with her family up the coast of Maine on their 26’ Bristol.

Read the full article here.

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May 04, 2018

Bennington College Student Sails Sargasso Sea

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SEA Semester in the News
Science and Policy for the Sargasso Sea
Bennington College News

Kendra Ouellette ‘19 is currently participating in the Sea Education Association (SEA) Semester program in Marine Biodiversity & Conservation, which has set sail for a five-week voyage from Nassau, Bahamas to New York City.


May 03, 2018

Recent updates by our Sailors for the Sea “Onboard Reporter”

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SEA Semester in the News
Heading out to SEA
Sailors for the Sea blog

SEA Semester student Alex Merkle-Raymond, from Northeastern University, is currently sailing aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer and sending regular dispatches to Sailors for the Sea as their Onboard Reporter.  Here’s a compilation of recent reports, filed as Alex departed Nassau, Bahamas.

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April 26, 2018

Latest Update from Elsaesser Fellowship Winner

Michael Jacobson, W-72

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SEA Semester alumnus Michael Jacobson (W-72), the recipient of the 2018 Armin E. Elsaesser III Fellowship award, recently traveled to southern Taiwan to document the indigenous Tao people’s traditional boat building and fishing culture.  This is his third update.

I am already on my way home from Taiwan.

After witnessing the Paiwan shaman, I got a chance to go to an old Paiwan village with slate houses called Lao Qijia. The tribe moved due to landslides from typhoons and I got to meet their chief who talked about the challenges faced by her people.

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April 20, 2018

The Value of SEA Semester for “Winter-admits”

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Celine Yam started at Hamilton in January.  So how did she spend her fall?  SEA Semester!  Ocean Exploration, a SEA Semester program offered this coming fall (and 2019 too), is an ideal choice for students who are either taking a gap year or who are scheduled to start college in the winter. Read more about Celine’s experience…

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April 18, 2018

Trinity College Student Reflects on SEA Semester

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SEA Semester in the News
“Semester at SEA Offers Chance for Trinity Student to Embrace New Interest”
by Lexie Axon, Trinity College News

Jessica Duong ’19 Researches Human Impact on the Environment Aboard Ship off New Zealand’s Coast

​Hartford, Connecticut, April 16, 2018—During a memorable study away experience, Trinity College student Jessica Duong ’19 spent much of her spring semester sailing the waters of New Zealand’s North and South Islands while completing oceanographic research. Throughout the three-month program, Duong analyzed water samples and ocean life in order to understand the influence humans have on the environment. Duong—from Lake Bluff, Illinois—was one of only 23 undergraduate students from across the country to participate in this semester’s Sea Education Association (SEA) program called “The Global Ocean.”

Read the full article.


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