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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer
July 18, 2018
Sextants and seahorses
40 10.2’N 68 03.2’W
windy and sunny, with force 4 winds coming from the north/northeast. Seas coming from the south at 4 to 5 feet.
Mainstays’l and Forestays’l
Last night, both C and A watch endured some scattered thunderstorms with lightening, fog and rough seas. However it cleared up around 0500, and the crew's spirits remained high. Although we were experiencing these rough conditions, we all had fun wearing our foul weather gear, and the dolphins from our bow. Not only did dolphins join us, A watch deployed the Neuston Net, and caught an unlikely visitor.A SEAHORSE (which we shortly released afterwards). As dawn watch came to a close, the rest of the crew woke up to a nice meal of chocolate chip pancakes. Then during morning watch, C watch deployed every piece of science equipment, such as the CTD, Neuston Net, Phytoplankton Net, and Hydrophone. Then during afternoon watch, Watch A processed all the data. During this watch, we had class from 1430 to 1530. During class, B Watch presented about Humpback Whales, then to follow this presentation, Chuck expanded our knowledge on many different types of whales as we head towards Stellwagen Bank. After class, A Watch experimented with
sextants, and learned how to shoot the sun. Later this evening, Captain Jay is planning on giving a demonstration about Celestial Navigation. The theme of whales continued after dinner as, 1st Mate, Rocky, organized a marine mammal eating competition between A watch members. As nightfall is approaching, we believe we will be in Stellwagen Bay by 0200. As this evening continues, students such as Annie and Miya are compiling data on micro plastics and other topics for their final project. Between the anticipation of Stellwagen Bay and completing our final projects, all students are feeling excited and the friendship bonds continue to grow.
Katie: Hi Mom and Dad, hope you both are having fun at work because I am having the best time ever out here. I have made, so many amazing friends and I can't wait to tell you everything I have done. Dad, I hope you have a good race to Mackinaw, and remember to get me some stickers! Anyways. I love you both and I am having so much fun, that I don't really want to come home! Love you and see you soon!
- Katie, A Watch