SEA Currents: alumni
February 06, 2020
SEA Alum Featured in Live Science
SEA Alumni in the NEWS
LIVESCIENCE, Feb. 5, 2020
What is Ocean Acidification?
By Tom Childers
SEA alumnus and former trustee Scott Doney, professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia, gives an explanation of the causes and effects of ocean acidification.
February 03, 2020
SEA Presentations at Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020
Sea Education Association faculty members and alumni are presenting at a number of sessions at the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020, which convenes in San Diego from Feb. 16 to 21. SEA will also have a presence at booth #119.
January 22, 2020
Data and Design in the Fight against Plastic Pollution
Former SEA Scientist and Alumna Skye Moret Wins Nat Geo Award
Skye Moret, C-190, has a passion for using data visualization and engagement to bridge the gap between design and science. Recently, that passion took her to a remote beach in Bali where she created ‘Perpetual Plastic,’ a 46-foot diameter data art installation that’s also a flow chart illustrating the transformation and fate of plastic waste.
November 25, 2019
SEA Semester Leads to Successful Legal Career
SEA Semester in the NEWS
Work Hard, Get the Job Done, Be Yourself: Jeanne Grasso
USCG Proceedings Magazine
Pioneers & Prodigies edition
Leading maritime lawyer Jeanne Grasso, W-83, credits SEA Semester for influencing her successful legal career.
“When the readers of this edition of Proceedings realize Jeanne Grasso is a lawyer, they will have to fight the urge to flip past and dismiss her as not a ‘real’ mariner. No, Grasso did not graduate from a maritime academy. Nor has she been in command of a ship, but her love affair with all things maritime led her to become one of the United States’ premier maritime lawyers….
March 25, 2019
ALUMNI IN ACTION: Meet Seth Garfield
As a third-generation resident of Cuttyhunk and an aquaculture pioneer, Seth Garfield, W-23, has made a career on the water and he credits SEA Semester for much of his success.
An active member of the SEA community, Seth’s involvement began in 1975, when he enrolled in SEA Semester as a senior in high school. He was the youngest in the class—most other students were juniors from Cornell University. His captain was John Metcalfe, and the first mate was Wallace Stark. Wallace went on the sail many voyages as SEA Captain and, as Marine Superintendent, led the design and construction of the SSV Corwith Cramer.
December 10, 2018
Two Weeks Before the Mast
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.
July 16, 2018
Q & A with Marty Schwarz, S-239, Fulbright Scholar
Marty Schwarz graduated from Carleton College in 2014 with a degree in physics and is an alumnus of SEA Semester, S-239 (Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures & Ecosystems). Last summer, Marty served as an assistant engineer for the SSV Corwith Cramer Major Maintenance Period in Belfast, Maine. He recently was awarded a Fulbright grant.
Q: Please tell us about your grant, and what’s you’ll be doing (and when).
A: The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
May 31, 2018
SEA Semester Alum Allison Taylor Takes Command of Tall Ship Lettie G. Howard
SEA Semester alumna Allison Taylor (S-186), is a veteran crewmember of tall ships, and has served on the SSV Corwith Cramer and, most recently, as Chief Mate on the SSV Robert C. Seamans. She’s now captain of South Street Seaport’s tall ship Lettie G. Howard, a fishing schooner sailing out of Erie, Pennsylvania. She was recently profiled in this feature article in GoErie. Congratulations on your new position, Allison!
November 06, 2017
SEA Alumna Kate Mansfield Studies Storm Impact on Turtle Nests
SEA Semester Alumna in the News
“Many of Florida’s Sea Turtle Nests Were Destroyed by Hurricane Irma”
By Karen Weintraub, The New York Times
SEA Semester alumna Kate Mansfield, C-109, sea turtle biologist and professor at University of Central Florida, was recently featured in a story in The New York Times.
In addition to wiping out homes and businesses, Hurricane Irma swept away a large number of sea turtle nests as it tore across Florida last month.
The state is a center of sea turtle nesting, and this year was developing into a very encouraging year for the endangered leatherback turtles, the threatened loggerheads and green turtles, said Kate Mansfield, a marine scientist and sea turtle biologist at the University of Central Florida. The hurricane suddenly dashed those hopes.
February 10, 2016
SEA Plastics Expedition Yields Insight on Marine Species Migration
Floating plastic debris in the ocean may be more hospitable to some marine animals than originally thought, according to a new study co-authored by a SEA Semester alumnus who gathered samples aboard the SSV Robert C. Seamans during the 2012 Plastics at SEA: North Pacific Expedition.
The researchers found that the presence of barnacles on large plastic debris creates a more sustainable long-term habitat for rafting species to take hold and thrive on otherwise slippery surfaces, such as spherical fishing buoys commonly found drifting in the oceans.