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SEA Currents: SSV Robert C. Seamans

July 03, 2015

SEA Semester S-261, Protecting the Phoenix Islands

Protecting the Phoenix Islands

Proposed cruise track for S-261, Protecting the Phoenix Islands.

The students of class S-261, Protecting the Phoenix Islands, will join the SSV Robert C. Seamans by Monday, July 6th, in Honolulu, Hawaii. After an extended stay in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area, they will end their voyage around Friday, August 14th, in American Samoa.

Ship's Company

Captain: Pamela Coughlin
Chief Mate: Scott Spillias
2nd Mate: Rob Mizer
3rd Mate: Kevin Murray
Engineer: Mickey Cavacas
Asst. Engineer: Amber Kinter
Steward: Shelby Mann
Chief Scientist: Jan Witting
1st Asst Scientist: Chrissy Dykeman
2nd Asst Scientist: Mary Engels
3rd Asst Scientist: Abby Cazeault
AB/Extra: Zeal Chimenti

Other: Keitapu Maamaatuaiahutapu
Observer: Toaea Beiateuea



Madeline Beattie, Albion College
Emily Callan, University of South Carolina, Columbia
Nicole Caspers, Connecticut College
Meghan Caveney, School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Julia Chavarry, Johns Hopkins University
Margaret Chory, Harvard University
William Godsey, Sewanee: The University of the South
Samuel Hill, Furman University
Pitchaporn Jiaravanon, University of San Diego
Nathan Kemp, Knox College
Karl Kiser, Pitzer College
Emily Landers, SUNY ESF
Krystina Lincoln, Williams College
Stephen Moran, Boston College
Andre Price, Elizabeth City State University
Christina Quinn, Sewanee: The University of the South
Samantha Schildroth, University of New England
Madeline Schuldt, Bowdoin College
Erica Schulz, Denison University
Taylor Smith, Harding University
Christina Sun, Brown University
Elise Ziemendorf, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Categories: Robert C. Seamans,Protecting the Phoenix Islands, • Topics: s261  ships company • (8) Comments


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#1. Posted by Kristi Smith on July 06, 2015

I can’t wait to read about all you’re doing.  Taylor, hope you’re having a great time!

#2. Posted by Lynda Androvich on July 06, 2015

Hoping the 1st leg of your adventure is going well. Best wishes for continued smooth passage. Good luck to crew and students! Xoxo JMC smile

#3. Posted by O Scott on July 07, 2015

Hey MSHWB! I can’t wait to see all your awesome pics and hear your journal entries! I <3 you!
Hi Pam! Hope to see you back in Woods Hole sometime!

O (:

#4. Posted by KC Offenberg on July 08, 2015

Good luck and smooth sailing to all aboard.  Nate, your Texas family, has nothing but good thoughts and prayers to you and your fellow students.  Enjoy this experience for all it is worth.  God Bless !!!

#5. Posted by Debbie on July 12, 2015

Great experience - enjoy yourself Amber

#6. Posted by Brenda on July 16, 2015

Enjoy every moment Amber, Safe trip !

#7. Posted by Geraldine Walsh on July 25, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Julia.It’ll be one you remember for life.I know Babci&Grandpa; are strutting like peacocks telling everyone that’s my granddaughter!.What you and your fellow students are doing is such important work for the entire world.We’re happy to see you following your dreams.Vinny just said “have fun while you learn”.We all wish you the best day. Fair winds and following seas.  Cioci Gerrie & the Milazzo gang.

#8. Posted by Andrea U on May 12, 2016

How splendid kc and hope it was indeed a great voyage.



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