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November 12, 2019

Ahab’s Rolling Sea by Richard King Reviewed in The American Scholar

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BOOK REVIEW: Ahab’s Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick
by Richard King, SEA Visiting Associate Professor, Maritime History and Literature
“Pursuing the White Whale, A briny exploration of Melville’s greatest work”
By William Howarth
The American Scholar

“In September 1891, retired District Inspector No. 75 for the Port of New York died at home on East 26th Street. Literati shrugged. Herman Melville, once known as ‘the man who lived with cannibals,’ was an antique footnote from the age of sail. His Pacific swashbucklers, Typee and Omoo, were long out of print, and his meandering seaborne epic Moby-Dick sank on publication in 1851, taking his writing career with it.”

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November 04, 2019

Johns Hopkins Student Recounts SEA Semester Research

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SEA Semester in the NEWS
Johns Hopkins; Arts & Sciences Magazine
“Field Notes; Semester Abroad”
By Brennen Jensen

Conducting scientific research at sea is challenging—you’re isolated, subject to rough weather, and must rely solely on the supplies and equipment on board. Conducting scientific research at sea on a 134-foot brigantine, a type of two-masted sailing ship, is even more challenging. But it can also be a grand adventure.

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October 29, 2019

New Funding Will Expand & Share Research on Marine Litter and Plastic Pollution

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Thanks to a generous grant from the Richard Lounsbery Foundation, researchers are taking practical steps to help curb ocean plastics pollution by sharing scientific research where it will do the most good!

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October 24, 2019

SEA’s Dr. Richard King Traces Natural History of Moby-Dick (PLUS: Event Nov. 5 in Sandwich)

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SCIENCE
“Looking beyond its literary merits, a historian traces the natural history of Moby-Dick”
By Christopher Kemp

Review of AHAB’S ROLLING SEA, a new book by Dr. Richard King, SEA Visiting Associate Professor of Maritime History and Literature.

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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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