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February 23, 2021

SEA’s Dr. Jan Witting Co-authors Paper on Sperm Whales in Phoenix Islands

SEA Professor of Oceanography Jan Witting is the co-author of a research article, “Historical Trends of Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) Distribution in the Phoenix Archipeligo,” published January 12th in Frontiers in Marine Science.

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January 07, 2021

Bryant Jew is Winner of Armin E. Elsaesser III Fellowship Award

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SEA Semester alumnus Bryant Jew, C-276, has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Armin E. Elsaesser III Fellowship Award.

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January 04, 2021

SEA Semester Students to Beta Test New Microplastics Technology

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Later this year, SEA Semester students will begin beta testing new advanced technology to measure microplastics in the ocean, thanks to a partnership with an innovative company co-founded by a SEA Semester alumnus.

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November 29, 2020

Classic Irving Johnson film inspires SEA Semester filmmaker

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SEA Semester student (and new alumnus!) Elijah Greiner recently sailed aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer from Woods Hole to Key West with class C-294,  Atlantic Odyssey / Ocean Exploration, arriving in Key West on November 18th.

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November 02, 2020

SEA Semester Overcomes Challenges To Launch Sea Program

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SEA Semester Overcomes Challenges To Launch Sea Program
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The challenge was daunting, the outcome never assured, but on October 11 students enrolled in SEA Semester set sail from Woods Hole aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer.

The departure was the culmination of months of detailed planning and weeks of careful preparation on shore to ensure a safe and healthy educational experience. The ship is expected to arrive in Key West on Wednesday, November 18.

While the faculty, staff and crew at Sea Education Association are used to organizing ambitious sea expeditions, safely launching a program in the midst of a global pandemic meant navigating uncharted waters.

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October 30, 2020

SEA’s Dr. Kara Lavender Law is lead author on plastics article in Science Advances

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SEA Research Professor of Oceanography Kara Lavender Law is the lead author of a research article published today in Science Advances. The article, “The United States’ contribution of plastic waste to land and ocean,” reveals that the exportation of plastic waste abroad has masked the actual U.S. contribution to the plastic pollution crisis, and that the United States is actually a top source of plastic pollution in coastal environments.

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October 28, 2020

PEP Staff Share Lessons Learned for Virtual Summer Internships in ASLO Bulletin

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Onjalé Scott Price, acting director of this past summer’s Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP), along with co-authors Kelly Luis, André Price, SEA Assistant Professor of Oceanography Ben Harden, Joniqua Howard, Luis Valentin, George Liles, and Ambrose Jearld, Jr., have published a report on the program, with lessons learned for other organizations seeking to adapt summer internships for virtual delivery. The paper, “Same Program Different Delivery: Adapting the Woods Hole Partnership Education Program for a Virtual Era,” was published today in the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) Bulletin.

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October 06, 2020

SEA Alumna Dr. Skylar Bayer joins faculty at Roger Williams, authors book

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Dr. Skylar Bayer, SEA Semester S-209, starts work this fall as a tenure track assistant professor of biology and aquaculture at Roger Williams University.  She says she’s very excited to do marine research, work with undergraduates, and do extension work in the community.

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August 04, 2020

PEP a “Virtual” Success

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Just over a decade ago, the Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP) was founded. Its goal: to attract a more diverse workforce to the Woods Hole scientific community. Every summer, students from underrepresented communities come to Woods Hole, stay on the SEA campus, participate in academic coursework and conduct research internships.  This summer was different.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program was virtual.  We asked PEP Acting Director Onjalé Scott Price how things went.

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July 14, 2020

Dr. Jessica McWade Elected New Chair at SEA

After four years as Board Chair of Sea Education Association, Dr. Richard Cost passed the gavel to Dr. Jessica McWade at the SEA Annual Meeting, held on Zoom on Sunday, June 28th.

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