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SEA Currents: coral reefs


November 16, 2018

Reunited

Alyssa White, Bard College

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True to SEA form, Grenada has been packed from day one. The first day here was spent all over the island. We had to be at breakfast by 7:15 to leave the resort on a bus by 9:30. Our bus driver, Mandu, doubled as our tour guide. As we drove from place to place, he told us about life on the island. He talked about politics, about trying to get young people interested in combating climate change, and the influence of tourism on day-to-day life on the island, along with many other things it would decimate my word count to enumerate.

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November 15, 2018

Grenada Island Component begins

Jeff Schell, Chief Scientist

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Welcome to Grenada, and welcome to SEA Semester: Caribbean Reef Expedition (CRX) – cruise C283 blog!  On behalf of Sea Education Association and all the faculty let me say how excited we are to start the next chapter in our academic adventure in the Caribbean.

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June 10, 2018

Christmas Island Coral Reef

Abril Fleitas, A Watch, Northeastern University

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Waking up today was different than the past 6 days. It was our first time seeing land since we departed Caroline Atoll! Upon our arrival, we were visited by the Kiribati Coastal Guard. They inspected our vessel and did all of our immigration papers.

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May 30, 2018

Oceanographer’s Dream

Tiffany Croucher, B Watch, Eckerd College

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Most oceanographers’ biggest dream is to have something named after them. That dream came true for me and just in time for my 22nd birthday. On this beautiful voyage from Tahiti to Hawaii, I am looking at concentrations of microplastics near corals reefs and comparing them to concentrations found in the open ocean.

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