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SEA Currents: SSV Robert C. Seamans

February 14, 2017

Haere mai ki Aotearoa (Welcome to New Zealand)

Jeff Wescott, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

The Global Ocean

S-271 students attending their first meeting aboard Robert C. Seamans

Ship's Log

Current Position
36° 50.493’ S x 174° 45.844’ E

Auckland, NZ

Ship’s Heading & Speed
Docked at Princes Wharf

low 70s, grey and drizzly

Souls on Board

The students, faculty, and crew of S-271, 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 excursions to an island nature reserve 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

P.S.: To my wife, Melody, who despises commercial holidays: Happy February something. Have two Peanut Butter Cups—they’re small.

Categories: Robert C. Seamans,The Global Ocean: New Zealand, • Topics: s271  port stops  new zealand • (5) Comments
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#1. Posted by jim Robinson on February 14, 2017

Glad everyone made it! Weather in NE of America was tough!

#2. Posted by Peter Wasmer on February 15, 2017

Here is wishing the students, faculty, and crew of S-271 a brilliant expedition!
Peter and Kathleen Wasmer

#3. Posted by Sage Wheeler on February 16, 2017

Bon Voyage S-271! Safe travels with steady winds and calm seas -

#4. Posted by Jean O'Connor on February 16, 2017

Hope you are taking lots of pictures to share with us on this exciting adventure!  The view of the moon early this morning (here in Romania) was beautiful-it must be even more so from the deck of the ship. Can’t wait for the next update!

#5. Posted by james B Robinson on February 17, 2017

Good Morning - was wondering if I am doing this right…I can only see a most recent post from Feb 14th and thought you wall were going to be posting daily. I can see the ship position heading north the Bay of Islands, so I assume all is well…



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