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December 16, 2018

Public Lecture: Voyage to the White Shark Cafe (Save the date!)

SEA Semester

Save the date! On Sunday, Dec. 16th, at 2 p.m.,  Dr. Jan Witting, SEA Professor of Oceanography, will deliver a free public lecture, “Voyage to the White Shark Cafe,”  at Sea Education Association’s Madden Center Lecture Hall, 171 Woods Hole Rd., Falmouth. Refreshments will be served.

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December 13, 2018

Mount Holyoke students sail with The Global Ocean, New Zealand


SEA Semester in the News
Taking the classroom to the sea
Sasha Nyary
Mount Holyoke News

The experiences of two SEA Semester students from Mount Holyoke, Sal Cosmedy and Mia Sigler, currently sailing aboard the SSV Robert C. Seamans with class S-283, The Global Ocean, New Zealand, are described in an article on the college website.

December 12, 2018

Taking over the Seamans

Elena Beckhaus, B Watch, University of San Diego


These past couple of days have brought us fair weather, which is a pleasant change from the wild weather that we’ve seen for most of the rest of our trip. Although we welcome the calm and sunny days, I think a lot of us are hoping for some wind.

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December 12, 2018

The Cramer and her crew in flight

Maria Alfaro, SUNY- College of Environmental Science and Forestry

A Reynolds number (Re) can be used in aquatic science to quantify the viscosity an organism experiences. An organism with a lower Re experiences more viscosity than an organism with a higher Re. Part of the Re formula includes the size of the organism, smaller sizes contributing to smaller Re (more viscosity) and larger sizes contributing to larger Re (less viscosity).

December 11, 2018

In the Path of Pirates! 2019 Elsaesser Fellow to Research Gulf Coast

Doug Karlson,

SEA Semester

Jonathan Harris, C-112, is the winner of the 2019 Armin E. Elsaesser III Fellowship. Jonathan, a geologist and former SEA crewmember, is an education and outreach coordinator at Mississippi State University. Harris was selected from a field of 13 applicants.

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December 11, 2018

Science beyond SEA Semester, a perspective from an alumnus

Kalina Grabb, Reef Specialist

December 10, 2018

Conservation and Management Human Use Census #3

Maddy Oerth & Katie Shambaugh, C Watch, Eckerd College & Smith College


This past weekend, S-283 enjoyed a long port stay in Napier. While in the area, we continued our Conservation and Management class’s project known as the Human Uses of Ocean Space Consensus. As a part of this, we found that Napier’s port was the most commercial out of the few port stops we have done so far.

December 10, 2018

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!: An enlightening tour of Montserrat

Christian Watson, University of Indianapolis


Context: Often when I think about past disasters I categorize them as sort of “old news” since most of these incidents occurred outside of my lifetime. Montserrat is unique in that it has experienced deadly levels of volcanic activity within the last few decades. The Soufriere Hills Volcano which covers most of the southern portion of the island went through periods of intense activity through the 1990s and 2000s.

December 10, 2018

Two Weeks Before the Mast

Lauren Zike, Web & Print Coordinator, S-184


As an alum of SEA Semester from more years ago than I’d like to admit, I’m passionate about the value of the experience. I’m part of the Admissions & Marketing team for Sea Education Association and my role focuses on maintaining the website, creating print materials, posting to social media and managing the digital marketing.

December 09, 2018

Avoid the Fire Coral!

Sharil Deleon, University of Rhode Island


Wakeups for Echo at 7 am, I think, but my alarm clock always knows when to wake me up, aka A watch. Eyes are open and at this point, I am surrounded in my cozy bunk, wondering what’s outside my curtains

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