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Current position of the SSV Robert C. Seamans. Click on the vessel to view position history. Use the tools, top right, to change the map style or view data layers.

SEA Currents: SSV Robert C. Seamans


Feb

13

Haere mai ki Aotearoa (Welcome to New Zealand)

Jeff Wescott, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
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SSV Robert C. Seamans

Ship's Log

Location
36° 50.493’ S, 174° 45.844’ E; Auckland, NZ

Ship’s Heading & Speed
Docked at Princes Wharf

Weather
Overcast, clouds 8/8, Winds WNW, Force 1

Souls on Board

The students, faculty, and crew of S-277, The Global Ocean New Zealand, have all arrived aboard SSV Robert C. Seamans, docked in Auckland. Following two full days of intensive ship training, coupled with visits to a local Maori community and the Auckland War Memorial Museum, we will set sail for the Bay of Islands. I'm not yet sure which is more exciting for our group of students: the extraordinary places we plan to visit over the next five weeks, the abundance of marine and terrestrial wildlife we will encounter, or the fact that we eat six times a day. There are worse jobs than mine, I suppose.

- Jeff Wescott, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

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