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June 28, 2016

S-268: Protecting the Phoenix Islands

Proposed cruise track for S-268, Protecting the Phoenix Islands.

The students of S-268, Protecting the Phoenix Islands, will join the SSV Robert C. Seamans in Hawaii by Sunday, July 3rd. They will end their voyage in American Samoa around Friday, August 12th, with multiple port stops in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area.


Captain: Rick Miller
Chief Mate: Will McLean
Mate: Ashley Meyer
Mate: Ryan Loftus
Engineer: Ted  Fleming
Assistant Engineer: Willie Scheurich
Steward: Morgan Barrios
Chief Scientist: Jan Witting
Assistant Scientist: Kelsey Lane
Assistant Scientist: Janet Bering
Assistant Scientist: Nick Mendoza
AB: Rebecca Johnson


Henry Bell (TA)
Adrienne  Breef-Pilz (New England Aquarium Diver)
Christina  Hernandex (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Scientist)
Taremon Korere (Kiribati Observer)
Nicholas Pioppi (New England Aquarium Diver)


Corinna Anderson, Lafayette College
Peter Baek, Brown University
Alexandra Bonecutter, Stony Brook University
Haidee Chen, Columbia University
Jinxue Chen, St. John's College, NM
Thomas Diaz, Bowdoin College
Victoria Dickey, Hawaii Pacific University
Perry Drucker, University of Rhode Island
William Feeney, Macalester College
Kevin Freymiller, Reed College
Alison Gaffney, College of Charleston
Cody Hugie, Oregon State
Jennifer Lyon-Mackie, Wellesley College
Jennah McDonald, American University
Alexander Miranda, Florida Gulf Coast University
Ruthann Monsees, SUNY Stony Brook
Sergio Morales, American University
Brooke Morgan, Cal State U, Monterey Bay
Panyu Peng, University of Texas, Austin
John Pitts, Stetson University
Mary-Catherine Riley, Scripps College
Elena Sinagra, Sarah Lawrence College
Benjamin Weinberg, University of Virginia

Categories: Robert C. Seamans,Protecting the Phoenix Islands, • Topics: s268  ships company • (6) Comments
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#1. Posted by Lori Miranda on June 30, 2016

Wishing you all a safe voyage- thank you in advance for all the great contributions you are going to make towards protecting our environment and for making our world a better place for generations to come…

Will be following you every day- looking forward to your blogs!

Pura Vida, Alex!

Peace and Love,
Lori Miranda (Alex’s Mom)



#2. Posted by Don Monsees on July 01, 2016

From the Dad of Ruthann Monsees and to the crew and shipmates
As you set sail I thought you might like this poem

Sea Fever   - John Masefield

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way, where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.
May you all have a safe voyage with many stories to share. I hope to follow your posts

#3. Posted by Thomas Atkinson on July 01, 2016

Good luck. Enjoyed working with your crew. Very impressed with your ship and your mission. A bunch of us have followed your blog since we knew you were coming in.Fair winds and following seas!

#4. Posted by lu yu on July 04, 2016

Hello from Jinxue’s uncle in Beijing.

There is no doubt that this journey will be an exciting and precious experience in your life and will be hard to forget in the future.Enjoy it!

Best wishes for all the crew . Bon voyage! Take good care of yourself. Don’t get seasick!


#5. Posted by Colin & Amy Blow on July 04, 2016

Bon Voyage to you and your shipmates and you prepare to set sail on what we hope is an adventure of a lifetime. Make the most of he opportunity and enjoy the experience.
Colin and Amy

#6. Posted by Jennifer Goyer on July 04, 2016

Wishing you all safe travels!  I will be watching your progress and sending positives!  Thank you all for your contributions to our beautiful planet.

Jennifer Goyer
Alexandra’s mom



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