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December 05, 2019

Return to the Sea

Jessie Sheldon, Colorado College

Spend a Semester at Sea

Ahoy! Jessie from C-watch here, writing from our on-board library which is back to its usual rocking and rolling since our departure from Napier this afternoon. The day began with a deck sweep for C-watch. One aspect of sea life I hadn’t thought about before this semester is that the accumulation of dirt is rather dependent on our greatest dirt source: land! Following the sweep, we had the morning off to head into Napier for last minute errands.

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December 04, 2019

To Land and Back

George Edison, Vassar College

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Today was a day of celebration, as not one, but two shipmates had birthdays today, Jessie, and Jeff! We just rounded out the day, which was sunny and warm, with carrot cupcakes and a couple of rounds of Happy Birthday singing, including a Danish rendition by our resident Dane, Amelia.

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December 03, 2019

Grapes in Peril

Natalie Greenbaum, UMass Amherst

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Hello bloggies!

Natalie here from C Watch. Today was a wonderful day. We had some free time this morning to explore the art deco-d streets of Napier and do some laundry (yay!). Later in the afternoon, we went a winery and learned all about the effects of climate change on the winery industry.

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November 22, 2019

Tranquility

Amelia Ahring, University of Copenhagen

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Greetings! Amelia at the helm

The day we had today was unlike any other. With an early wakeup to chocolate chip pancakes (Ashley and Kylie, our beloved stewards, are the best <3), still being anchored in the Bay of Islands, we prepared to make the trip to Urupukapuka by 0900.

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November 17, 2019

Aloft

Mollie Ockene, Middlebury College

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Day 4 consisted of an exciting, new, and breezy series of events. We started the day early, with a delicious breakfast made by our stewards before morning chores, getting into the routine of eating, cleaning, and taking care of the ship (our home for the month) together.

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November 16, 2019

Last Day in Port

Rachel Clausen & Nicole Pollack, Salisbury University & Middlebury College

Spend a Semester at Sea

Hello from Nicole (A watch) and Rachel (B watch)!

We started day three early with our very first watch rotation: midnight-0100 for Nicole (with Mathilde and sailing intern Neil) and 0500-0600 for Rachel (with Sarah and 2nd scientist Emily). The watch before ours woke us up about ten minutes before we needed to be on deck.

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November 15, 2019

Day #1 Aboard

Sarah Strand, Sewanee: University of the South

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Hey everyone, Sarah Banks here.

We’re finally aboard the Robert C. Seamans, wahoOo!

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November 14, 2019

Arrival Day!

Chris Nolan, Captain

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The intrepid students of SEA Semester S-289: Climate and Society have all arrived to SSV Robert C. Seamans in Auckland, New Zealand after completing shore components in Woods Hole, MA and the South Island of New Zealand.

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November 07, 2019

Now and Then

Emily B. Hite, Faculty, University of Colorado Boulder

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Not so long ago, in the not too distant past, a younger version of myself embarked across the North Pacific on the SSV Robert C. Seamans. I was an eager and adventurous little explorer following a dream to sail across the sea.

November 06, 2019

Haere Mai, Class S-289!

Jeff Wescott, Professor, Climate & Society

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Students and faculty arrived safely in New Zealand today, surprisingly energetic considering the long hours across the Pacific Ocean.

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