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October 22, 2019

Marine Biodiversity & Conservation Alumna Featured in University of Missouri, St. Louis News

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SEA Semester in the NEWS
UMSL Daily
“Biochemistry and biotechnology major Sharla Friend spends semester of discovery at sea”
By Steve Walentik

Sharla Friend has had a couple months now to readjust to life on land.

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October 18, 2019

SEA’s Plastics Research Chronicled on WBUR (Boston NPR)

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SEA Semester in the NEWS
WBUR (Boston NPR)
“Millions Of Tons Of Plastic Are Dumped In The Ocean Every Year. We Don’t Know Where Most Of It Ends Up”

For nearly 50 years, the Sea Education Association has taken college students sailing on the ocean to study biology. During the weeks-long voyages, students drag a plankton net (imagine a super-long butterfly net) next to the ship twice a day and study what they catch.

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October 17, 2019

Storm Update: Power Restored

Thursday, October 17, 5:30pm

Power has been restored at the SEA campus. Normal operations will resume tomorrow.

Thursday, October 17, 2:45pm
SEA offices are closed today and power is currently down. The backup generator power is providing electricity for the Madden Center and all students are warm and safe, with staff keeping them company on campus.

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October 15, 2019

SEA/NASA Exploring Mission Makes News in Tonga

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SEA Semester in the NEWS
Matangi Tonga Online - Tonga’s Leading News Website
“Tonga’s newest land mass in NASA study”

On a 12-week expedition to the Pacific Islands this month, NASA has partnered with the Tongan Ministry of the Environment and the Sea Education Association, to do field work on the recently formed volcanic island Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai.

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October 10, 2019

George Washington University Student Joins in SEA/NASA Exploration of Tongan Island

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SEA Semester in the NEWS
George Washington University, Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
“Environmental Studies Student Sets Sail”

For environmental studies student Frank Wenninger, learning outside of the classroom is taking him on an expedition of a lifetime. He is currently aboard the tall ship ocean research vessel SSV Robert C. Seamans as a participant in SEA Semester: Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures and Ecosystems—a study abroad program operated by the Sea Education Association (SEA).

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October 01, 2019

SEA Faculty Discuss Whales, Plastics at Middlebury Symposium

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SEA Semester in the NEWS
The Middlebury Campus
“Clifford Symposium examines future of the global ocean”
By Kayle Lichtman

Curious students on the heels of the global climate strike movement turned out in droves to the three-day Clifford Symposium this past week.

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September 26, 2019

Ocean Legacies: the Goffinet Family

Frances, Patty and Thomas Goffinet

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Patty and Tom Goffinet first met while students on W-61. Inspired by her parents’ experience, many years later, their daughter, Frances, also participated in SEA Semester on C-237.  These legacy alumni have chosen to count SEA among their philanthropic priorities, and, through their company, BlueTube, have created a special way to serve as ocean stewards, by ridding beaches of ocean plastic and raising money to support SEA in the process.

SEA: What inspired you each to do SEA Semester?

Thomas: My high school and college mate, Jim Salomon from W-53, came back and said it was great fun. Things seemed simpler then.

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September 26, 2019

SEA’s Dr. Kara Lavender Law Delivers Keynote Lecture at Middlebury’s Clifford Symposium

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SEA Semester in the NEWS
Middlebury Newsroom
“It’s an ‘Unfathomable’ Amount, Says Ocean Plastics Expert”

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Around 2007, Kara Lavender Law began hearing public reports of a floating patch of garbage in the Pacific Ocean—a great island of trash, of cast-off plastic polluting the world’s waters.

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September 17, 2019

SEA Semester Alumnae Discuss their Experiences on Vermont Public Radio

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SEA Semester in the NEWS
What Two Middlebury Students Learned About Science From 19th Century Whalers
Vermont Public Radio

Later this week, Middlebury College is hosting a symposium focusing on the future of the world’s oceans. One of the discussions features two Middlebury College students, Jennifer Crandall and Caitlin Dicara, who will be sharing some of what they learned in a semester spent focusing on both marine ecology and the history of whaling.

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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 Semester in the NEWS
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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