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August 07, 2017

American University Students Sail to Phoenix Islands Protected Area

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American University students Devin Kuhn and Jacob Atkins aboard the SSV Robert C. Seamans, July 2017.

SEA Semester in the News
CAS Students Sail the Pacific for Science
American University News
By Patty Housman

What a way to spend your summer vacation—sailing halfway around the world to study the spectacular Phoenix Islands in the Pacific Ocean, one of the last remaining coral wildernesses on Earth.

And the best part—it’s all for the advancement of science.

Two CAS undergrads, Devin Kuhn (BS neuroscience ‘20) and Jacob Atkins (BS mathematics and economics ‘20), are taking part in an eight-week SEA Semester program named Protecting the Phoenix Islands. Along with 24 undergraduate students from universities across the United States, Kuhn and Atkins are sailing on a tall ship and conducting scientific research to contribute to a growing data set of this largely under-studied region.

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