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SEA Currents: The Global Ocean: New Zealand

January 22, 2020

Interdisciplinary Week #2: Marine Populations

Ava-Rose Beech, Kenyon College


Last Friday brought a close to our second full week of classes at the Woods Hole Campus. The theme for last week—marine populations—led us to a wide range of topics and discussions. Whether it was leafing through the pages of whaling logbooks filled with intricate illustrations of whales, flying fish, and porpoises at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, or discussing the complexities of the policy that regulates fishery management, our studies gave us a deeper understanding of the integral role marine populations play in our lives.

January 21, 2020

S-290’s at Sea Bucket List

Devin Goldsmith, Muhlenberg College


Time certainly does fly when you’re having fun, and SEA Semester’s on-shore component has proven this to me and my fellow class and shipmates. With a mere 17 days left in Woods Hole, Class S-290 has begun to curate plans for our trip around New Zealand. During our pizza lunch with the President of SEA, Peg Brandon, we discussed our hopes for the upcoming voyage. I’ve compiled a list of things each member of our class wants to accomplish, witness, or avoid. You could call this Class S-290’s bucket list.

January 20, 2020

Conservation with a Conscious Mind

Annabel Weyhrich, University of Washington


We are now beginning our third week of our land portion at SEA Semester in Woods Hole. Our days are packed with classes, guest speakers, research, and cooking for 8 others. We have begun to find the rhythm of what it means to be a student at SEA and that means diving into our studies. Last week our classes’ main focus was Marine Populations.

January 15, 2020

An Appreciation for the Liminality of Woods Hole

Ashby Gentry, Boston University


One of the first things I learned in acting school was the concept of a liminal space, or a place of being in-between.  As an actor, my entire job consists of navigating various liminal spaces. See, that’s all a play really is. It’s a state of being in-between.  What we are “in-between” is a set of two different stasis—periods of equilibrium.

January 15, 2020

A Deeper Understanding of Traditional Pacific Navigation

Anna Roether, Carleton College


Today concludes our first full week of classes onshore. Many of us feel that we have simultaneously been here forever yet feel like we got here just yesterday. This is probably due to the mass amount of information we have already learned and the still-new connections we are making with our future shipmates.

January 08, 2020

What’s cooking?

Amy Phung, B House, Olin College of Engineering


People often say that food is something that brings people together, and so far, it’s definitely been something that has brought our house together rather quickly! During the shore component with SEA, our class is split between three houses, and the members of each house are responsible for figuring out food.

January 06, 2020

Pathway of the Nerds

Amelia Austin, Smith College


Hello Readers!
Reporting to you from Woods Hole where my shipmates and I are settling in nicely to our small cottage homes.

January 06, 2020

Students of Class S-290 Begin Blogging

Allison Klei, Franklin & Marshall College


Here, at the Woods Hole campus, SEA Semester students are split between two chosen programs: Caribbean Colonization to Conservation and Global Ocean: New Zealand. As part of the latter group, we were further divided into three houses: A, B, and C. I live in A-house with seven other people, which more closely resembles a blue cottage with four bedrooms and two bathrooms.

March 25, 2019

Allegheny College Student Sails with SEA to Study Human Impacts on Environment

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Allegheny College student Luke Kellett, an environmental studies major and political science minor from Pasadena, Maryland, is among a select group of 26 undergraduates from diverse U.S. institutions who are spending this semester sailing through the waters of New Zealand.

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March 21, 2019

Remember Me, Bobby C.

Samantha Minshall, C Watch, Mount Holyoke College


One thousand nine hundred and ninety eight nautical miles, one thousand five hundred and thirty six eggs, and over eight hundred cookies later we have arrived at the end of our voyage.

This day has been a whirlwind of emotions and envirox as we spent our final day aboard the Seamans.

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