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July 09, 2018

Adjusting to Life at Sea

Annabel Spranger, C Watch, Denison University

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Hi y’all! It’s Annabel, or AB, as I’m known on the ship. We are on our fourth day at sea, and honestly I’m starting to lose track of time. When I’m not on watch, I’m in class or eating. And when I’m not in class or eating, I am curled up in my bunk, being rocked to sleep by the waves.

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June 22, 2018

Final Reflections

Mikaela Yuchen Wang, B Watch, the George Washington University

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Hello everyone! Welcome to the last student blog from PRX 280. I am Mikaela, originally from Beijing and I go to school in Washington D.C.

After more than ten days of sailing, we reached Hawaii and anchored in the Auau Channel off the town of Lahaina of Maui Island.

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June 19, 2018

Reflections

Natalie Renfro, C Watch, Purdue University

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As we near the end of our trip, I can’t help but reflect on all the things we have seen, done, and felt. As we look towards Hawaii, a common sentiment among my peers is a little homesickness and awe at how far each of us has come as individuals and as a group. I think it is safe to say that this voyage has been life changing.

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June 16, 2018

Allure of the sea

Ziyad Johnstone, A Watch, Saint John's College

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Today I sought solitude with the intention of seeing where my thoughts might lead. I climbed atop where the sails were only an arm’s length away. I sat there and took in the imagery of the ocean, letting the boat rock me from side to side.

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June 14, 2018

Hawaii, Here We Come

Justin Kaashoek, B Watch, Harvard College

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125 nautical miles down, another 1000 to go! Since departing from Christmas Island yesterday, we have made good progress to our final destination: Hawaii. From the moment we left, everyone has been extremely busy. Between being back on the regular watch schedule, oceanography projects, reef reports, nautical science, it is difficult to find free time.

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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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June 06, 2018

Open Ocean

Kelly Watson, C Watch, Penn State

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If someone was to ask me, “What’s it like sailing on the open ocean?” I would respond with: Imagine you’re in a snow globe, with nothing but the ship, the people on the ship, and the current environment - disconnected from the outer world and in tune with your direct surroundings.

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June 05, 2018

Oceanography Projects Underway

Sofia Giordano, B Watch, Loyola University New Orleans

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Hello SEA blog readers, my name is Sofia and I’m a student on this voyage, I live in New Orleans, Louisiana and am a rising Junior studying Environmental Science. I started my day bright and early by getting woken up at 2:30 am by my fellow shipmate Riley to stand dawn watch from 3am-7am.

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June 04, 2018

Coral Reefs on the Rebound

Kelly Speare, PhD Candidate, University of California, Santa Barbara

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Hello family, friends, and avid blog readers following our journey through the Pacific on this Pacific Reef Expedition! I’m Kelly; I’m a PhD candidate at the University of California, Santa Barbara and former SEA crewmember. I’m thrilled that my path has crossed with SEA once again to join this expedition as a Coral Reef Specialist onboard the Seamans!

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June 03, 2018

Arrival at Caroline Island

Rowan DeWitt, C watch, Lake Forest College

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I started today at about 3 in the morning, when I failed to wake up on time for my watch. I eventually got on deck in time to catch the briefing from the previous watch, and was subsequently assigned to clean the dishes from last night’s dinner. (This wasn’t a punishment or anything - I was scheduled for dishes duty today). After scrubbing everything clean and brewing a fresh pot of coffee, I went back to help out on deck.

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