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SEA Currents: oceanography


August 05, 2017

Continuing Our Intellectual Voyage!

Chase Glatz and Corina Kotidis, Greenwood Middle High School and Middlesex School

SEA Semester

Today, all 25 of us woke up bright and early at 7:30 A.M. and started our day! During our daily watch meetings, we learned a new bend, which is when you tie two pieces of ropes together, called the Sheet Bend. Then, we started our academic day with Dan the man’s Oceans and Societies class, where we learned about the relationship between slavery in the Caribbean and the ocean, along with the history behind slavery itself.

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July 10, 2017

Education At Sea

Anya Desai and Bristol Brabson, American High school and The Buckley School

SEA Semester

Today we woke up to Sabrina’s amazing blueberry muffins and turkey sausage. Then we made sandwiches for lunch and the first group left for the Zephyr boat trip. On the boat, the first group was able to use various oceanographic equipment to observe the oceans. We used a dredge to collect benthic organisms. We collected and observed sea urchins, sea stars, sea snails, a few hermit crabs, coral,  and a few scallops. We also collected and observed plankton. We went back to shore and traded with the second group. We went back to the Zephyr building and played with the topographic sand.

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July 08, 2017

Geology, Over Fishing, and a Navigation Challenge

Ella Maricq & Ryotaro Kobayashi, West High Schoo & Seifu Nankai School

SEA Semester

Today marked the last day of classes during our first week, with everyone excited for the free day on Sunday. After eating our cereal, we learned all about the Bowline Knot, a highly useful knot often used on ships. It is a deceptively simple knot that took the group several attempts to properly learn. We headed up to Madden Center to take our classes for the day. First up was our introduction to Geological Oceanography. Our teacher, Jess, began by teaching us all about plate tectonics. We learned about the history behind the discovery of ocean ridges, ocean trenches, and continental drift.

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July 06, 2017

Special Thanks to Ben Harden

Tobias Scott & Alex Trinh, Palisades Charter High School & Whippany Park High School

SEA Semester

We started the day with English muffins filled with cheese, ham, and eggs, and immediately got to work on our chores. After cleaning, we grouped into our watches and learned the square (or reef) knot, as well as the slip knot equivalent. When we had all mastered the new knot, we headed up to the Madden center for our Oceanography lesson.

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July 03, 2017

SEASCape Session 1 Begins!

Tasha Greenwood, SEASCape RA

SEA Semester

Today was day 1 of SEASCape session 1! 28 students arrived this afternoon, from all over the US and International. After checking in, we held orientation and students got their first taste of life in our little Woods Hole community. Sabrina cooked us a delicious dinner, after which all students returned to the Madden Center for an overview of the two classes they will be participating in this summer.

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