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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. Dates and times use GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).

SEA Currents: SSV Robert C. Seamans

December 18, 2016

Passing Tides, Passing Time

Yen Truong, C Watch, Dartmouth College

Ocean Exploration

Students Kaia and Meave enjoying one of the last few open ocean evenings before our current anchorage.

Ship's Log

Current Position
36°46.8’ S x 175°10.9’ E

General Locale
Huse Bay on the east coast of Waiheke Island

Ship’s Heading & Speed
199° True, 0.0 knots

Sail Plan
Anchoring for the evening

Slightly cloudy, slightly sunny day with gentle winds blowing from NWxW

Souls on Board

A little less than a month ago, I wrote for the daily S-270 blog commenting on how students had spent their first week aboard the Seamans. Now, the students have less than half a week until their voyage officially ends back in Auckland this coming Wednesday. Obviously, if readers have been keeping up with our blog updates, a lot has happened between November 21st and December 18th.

Should one like to know what three words I would use to describe the past few weeks, I would use science, salps, and sailing. Ok, just kidding, salps were not that huge a deal because we caught some other cool creatures.

Perhaps the best indication of how far formerly landlubber students have progressed was today’s “Chase the Buoy” event during class.

Tonight, students will look forward to completing their scientific research papers while snacking on delicious gingerbread cookies. Tomorrow, they and the rest of the crew will look forward to completing the very last Field Day while jamming to some funky tunes. And then the S-270 voyage will end soon enough with all of crew members parting ways with their own separate headings, but not without fond memories of the time spent aboard the Seamans.

- Yen

P.S. – Hello Anna, Alice, and Angelina, hope your winter breaks start off with plenty of New Hampshire snow! Please tell Ma and Ba that everything’s been well on the ship too.

P.P.S. – DWEEB SQUAD, y’all must be enjoying your winter breaks. Thanks for all the memes and continuous streams of GroupMe updates whenever I come ashore. I’ll see most of you in January (have fun on your off-terms, Jen and Jay)!

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#1. Posted by JZhao on December 20, 2016

YEN! I’ve been following this blog wondering when I would see another update from you, and here it is! It’s really good to hear from you, as well as reading the P.P.S. on the bottom. I miss you, and I can’t wait to see you in January! Enjoy yourself as your wrap up your SEA Semester!

<3, Jen



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