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July 28, 2019

Open Ship in Boston!

SEA Semester

We’re coming to Boston!

The public is invited to visit SEA Semester’s flagship, the SSV Corwith Cramer, to learn more about SEA and our programs for high school, gap year, and college students. This is a free event open to families. We hope to see you!

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July 22, 2019

Oceanography Project Presentations

Dr Jeffrey M. Schell, Chief Scientist

After a week at sea with no land in sight, the presence of the Boston cityscape on the horizon and the crisscross of scurrying boat traffic has been nothing less than dramatic.  However, our intrepid sailor/scientists remained focused on their duties and brought us safely to anchor near Georges Island, part of Boston Harbor proper.

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July 22, 2019

Welcome to SEASCape Session 2!

Alex Salesin, Alex Merkle-Raymond, Lydia Wasmer, Jared Moelaart, Nell Carreiro, SEASCape 2 Staff

SEA Semester

Welcome to the SEASCape Session 2 Blog! This will be updated daily by the students in pairs. For today, the students are just settling into SEA campus, so we (the student coordinators) have written the first blog post.

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July 21, 2019

Whales (Wh’ls)

Bonjour (as the sailors say),

It has been a fun time here on Mama Cramer (Where’s Daddy Cramer?). We are in Stellwagen Bank if you hadn’t noticed yet, but we can see large ‘fish’ called whales or in sailor lingo wh’ls.

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July 20, 2019

The fog is gone!

Tamara Crawford and Jackson Karas , B-watch

This morning we emerged from the fog. The ship made way at a fast pace; we soon left far behind the cloaking Stratus cloud that for so long darkened our horizons. We had a nice breeze, which allowed us to sail with six sails. In addition to the four normal triangular sails, we raised a topsail, which is square, and an additional triangular sail at the bow.

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July 20, 2019

Report from the Phoenix Islands

Sophie Kuhl, B Watch, Brown University

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One of the things I have learned so far in this trip is that things can change in an instant. Skies go from clear to cloudy, wind fills in from almost nothing to practically gale-force, and a sunny day can turn into thunderstorms, all in a matter of minutes. So for us students on the SSV Robert C. Seamans, one of the most valuable lessons has been adapting to these changes.


July 19, 2019

Arrival in Canton

Mary Zarba, B Watch, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

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It is 1930 (7:30 am) on a Friday night, and I am hanging out on the bow of the Robert C. Seamans. I have come to know this specific location on the boat as the “bow watch spot”. One member of the crew has stood here, tethered to the stay, all the way forward where the sides of the boat come to a point, for every hour that we’ve been underway.


July 19, 2019

It’s Cold and Foggy and Moist and Absolutely Terrific

Nick, Libby, Hanna, Logan, Maddie, Dylan, Jay,, Watch A

Today was cold. The morning started off sunny and moderately cloudy, but all of a sudden, the fog set in. We could barely see 10 feet in front of us, and it brought a huge mass of moist air. Our hair became engulfed in droplets of dew, and we turned on the fog horn, which was very loud and scary.

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July 18, 2019

PEP Going Strong After Ten Years

Doug Karlson, communications@sea.edu

SEA Semester

It’s been ten years since the Woods Hole Diversity Initiative launched the Partnership Education Program (PEP) in 2009. The 11th PEP cohort, which numbers 14 students, recently completed their classroom work at SEA, as well as a short cruise aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer, and are now living on the SEA campus while they do internships at scientific organizations in Woods Hole.

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July 18, 2019

Last day on campus

Lily Cooper & Matt Geiss, UNC-Chapel Hill & Wellesley High School

SEA Semester

Hi everyone,

Today was our last full day on campus, and we made the most of every moment.

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