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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

April 19, 2016

Safety Drills

Dr. Amy Siuda, Chief Scientist

Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

A-Watch tries on immersion suits during safety orientation.

Ship's Log

18° 27.1’ N x 066° 06.4’ W

Description of location
At Anchor, San Juan Harbor



Weather / Wind
NE, BF 3

Souls on Board

We cut ties with land this morning. Pulled in the dock lines and motored over to an anchorage across San Juan Harbor. We leave behind the busy streets and curious passersby. Thus begins our gradual transition to sea. At anchor, we can feel a gentle roll as small swells pass under the hull. This motion will amplify as we leave the protection of the harbor tomorrow morning; it can be pretty bumpy north of Puerto Rico. Hoping for fair winds, calm seas and lots of Sargassum.

We have an ambitious scientific sampling plan – daily surface and subsurface net tows, dip netting, and Unmanned Aerial Research Vehicle (UARV) flights. We intend to study the abundance, distribution and diversity of both economically and ecologically important organisms in the Sargasso Sea. These include spiny lobster and eel larvae as well as drifting Sargassum and its associated community of invertebrates. Our results will be shared at the Sargasso Sea Symposium hosted by SEA on 10 June.

- Amy

Categories: Corwith Cramer,Marine Biodiversity & Conservation, • Topics: c266  study abroad • (2) Comments
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#1. Posted by Holly Aldrich on April 21, 2016

Happy Belated Birthday Kate Petersen!!! I hope you’re having a great time!!  Love you.

#2. Posted by Liliana Trumper on April 22, 2016

Great picture guys!!!
Have a great adventure/study!!!



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