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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

November 29, 2017

Well Underway!

Liz Thompson, Rowan University

Caribbean Reef Expedition

Cramer as seen from the small boat

Ship's Log

Noon Position
25 miles east of Grenada

Ship Heading

Ship Speed
3 knots

Weather / Wind / Sail Plan
ENE Force 3-4

Souls on Board

Hello all yee blog readers!   We have officially crossed over into the Atlantic and let me tell you, it was quite significant.  So far our crew has done amazing work on learning to set sails, plot positions, deploy all the science equipment, practice rescue mission protocols and even learn to cook glorious meals for a ton of hungry hungry sailors.  We as a community are getting settled into our watch rotations and all are working like a well-oiled machine, everyone is really helping one another and pitching in when tasks pile high like the waves we plowed through last night! 

Today I was a part of the watch team on science rotation and we did the first official student driven deployment of the hydrocast for water samples. Well, correction, we did the first and second deployments because there was a malfunction the first time.  I really got to not only learn how to set up and deploy the machine but also got to fix it and learn a lot more about it in the process.  We successfully launched it again and got some great data and also casted out a net for surface specimen samples.  SO COOL to actually do the things we have been researching and writing papers about for a month and a half! 

Our sea legs are underway, the Cramer is underway and research is underway. T-Cays get ready because here we come full sailing ahead!

- Liz

PS:  Happy Birthday Sydney, I love you and hope it was as amazing as you!

Categories: Corwith Cramer,Caribbean Reef Expedition, • Topics: c276  life at sea  research  science  study abroad • (2) Comments
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#1. Posted by Nic's Dad on November 30, 2017

Great job, gang.  November 30th! Celebrate the end of Hurricane season with a hardy dilly, dilly!!

#2. Posted by Ryan's Mom on December 01, 2017

Thank you to the Corwith Crew, I love reading your posts! I so appreciate you keeping those of us stateside up to date with your adventures. 

And Ryan, all your PhD apps/recommendations etc. have been successfully submitted/accepted.  I’m sure that’s been keeping you up at night. wink




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