SEA Currents: c289
January 09, 2020
SUNY ESF Student Studies Coral Reefs with SEA
SEA Semester in the NEWS
“Lancaster native studies human impacts on coral reefs”
by Holly N. Lipka, Editor
Coral reefs have existed on earth for millions of years, but many of them may not survive much longer.
According to the World Wide Fund for Nature, roughly one-quarter of coral reefs worldwide are already considered damaged beyond repair, with another two-thirds under serious threat.
December 23, 2019
Studying or Snorkeling?
Today we all said ‘goodbye’ to Corwith Cramer. I could see her proudly standing in the golden waters of St. Croix from the window of my plane: that was my last sunset with her. I believe not a single person remained unchanged through the program. But it might be a little too early to see the difference yet.
December 22, 2019
The Last Watch of C-289
There are no happy returns without departures, and three months ago, you—the loved ones of C-289—said goodbye to your people in Woods Hole. Three months later, they will soon return to you.
December 20, 2019
Steward Finally, T.H.T.F, and SURPRISE!
Welcome to another episode of Muriel’s Blog Post! Many things have happened as y’all have been reading these posts, so here are some more! Back on December 18, I finally had the wonderful experience of being the assistant steward in galley all day.
December 19, 2019
‘Twas the Night Before Boatsmas
‘Twas the night before Boatsmas and all through the sea,
the Cramer was sailing, ‘cause we had places to be!
December 18, 2019
Caribbean Reefs and Ocean Optimism
As we leave Falmouth Harbor, Antigua behind, it is hard to believe we are sailing the last leg of our journey. It feels like yesterday we were splashing around the waters of St. Croix before embarking on the SSV Corwith Cramer.
December 17, 2019
And Now It’s Time to Play… “Who Wants to Be a Mega-Yacht Deckhand?”!
Hello family, friends, and prospective students stalking the blogs! I am Rikki Borkowski, a student of the class of C-289! I have written once before during the beginning of our sea component and here I am again as we begin to finish up our semester.
December 16, 2019
Welcome to Antigua!
Ahoy readers! It’s Liz from Missouri State again (Go Bears!). Today, December 16, started in Montserrat with A Watch on the deck from 0700 to 1300. The crew woke to the smell of bagels and lox that Izzy and Jamie made for us. Watch was exciting to say the least, with a squall that brought out our full foul weather gear, even the pants!
December 15, 2019
The Island of Ash
Ahoy! My name is Brett and I am a senior at Grinnell College. Today we finally set foot on Montserrat, which was a long-awaited moment considering we’ve been staring at it for three days! After shuttling everyone over in a very bumpy, splashy ride in our small boats, we began a bus tour of the island.
December 15, 2019
Murky Waters, Goat Cheese Salad, and Small Boat Tinkering
Hello and welcome to my second blog post! Today was quite busy. It started off with a 0300-0430 anchor watch with Dan. While we were both pretty exhausted and a bit grumpy, we enjoyed looking at the stars and chatted as the wind howled next to us. Then we had breakfast, featuring one of my favorite cereals (honey smacks), plenty of yogurt, and freshly cut mango.