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Jan

01

Caribbean Reef Expedition: Week 11 (At sea, Puerto Rico)

SEA Semester

Zoya Buckmire, of St. George’s University in Grenada, talks commpleting her final academic assignments and Caribbnean Reef Expedition’s conclusion in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Dec

29

Welcome aboard!

Audrey Meyer, Chief Scientist, SEA
Penn State at SEA

Welcome to the SEA Penn State program blog! I am happy to report that all 24 Penn State participants (22 students, their professor Monica Medina, and TA Aki Ohdera) safely arrived in San Juan and boarded the Corwith Cramer at 1100 this morning.  After a quick muster on the quarterdeck for introductions, we transited the ship to a nearby anchorage in San Juan Harbor, blissfully leaving the noisy harbor behind. Orientation to the ship began almost immediately after anchoring and an All-Hands lunch.

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Dec

23

End of Caribbean Reef Expedition C-276

Chris Nolan, Captain
Caribbean Reef Expedition

The crew of the Corwith Cramer has arrived in San Juan to mark the end of SEA Semester’s first Caribbean Reef Expedition program.  All hands had a great time snorkeling and sailing in the waters of Grenada, St. Vincent, Montserrat, Antigua, Barbuda, and the USA. 

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Dec

19

Adventures in Barbuda

Camila Mirow, Mount Holyoke College
Caribbean Reef Expedition

Aboard the Corwith Cramer travelling by sea, her lovely crew and I have seen Grenada, Tobago Cays, Canouan, Montserrat, Antigua and Barbuda. This past month has been filled with countless adventures and breathtaking moments too profound to ever forget. The feeling of sailing in the dark on a moonless night is amazing.

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Dec

18

Caribbean Reef Expedition: Week 9 (At sea, Montserrat)

SEA Semester

Halley Steinmetz, from UMass-Amherst, describes snorkeling the reefs around Montserrat and a tour of the volcano, as part of Caribbean Reef Expedition.

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Dec

16

Barbudaful

Steph Gorney, A Watch, Northeastern University
Caribbean Reef Expedition

Beside the Corwith Cramer, Barbuda stretches out- low-lying and tranquil, encompassing half the horizon. The water is the kind of clear aqua blue that you would expect to find on a brochure advertising some type of dream getaway; and the sun warms my skin as I lean into a wind that hasn’t seen humans since it left the Sahara Desert to blow across the Atlantic.

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Dec

14

Deep Blue

Keiley James, B Watch, University of Georgia
Caribbean Reef Expedition

Hello from Antigua!

We arrived here early this morning, around 0800, after one day’s sail from Montserrat. As we steered into this bay, four ridiculously huge cruise ships pulled in as well, making our 134ft tall-ship look like a toy boat. While we waited for Captian Chris to clear us into customs, we watched these gargantuan boats pass us by, each carrying thousands of people.

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Dec

12

Soufriere Hills Volcano Day

Halley Steinmetz, C Watch, UMass Amherst
Caribbean Reef Expedition

Way back in early November (while we were in Woods Hole) I had no idea that I was signing up to write the blog post for one of the coolest days of this trip. That’s right: today, our class got to visit the Soufriere Hills Volcano and its observatory! We picked a great day to visit, too. The wind was blowing all the smoke that continuously flows out of the top of the volcano towards the opposite side of the island. We were presented with a beautiful, clear view of the lava dome that has been building up since the most recent eruption in 2010.

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Dec

11

For the Birds

Will Bahr, Oberlin College
The Global Ocean

Greetings, folks,
     
Your friendly neighborhood salt-dog here again, reporting on one of the more beautiful and decidedly terrestrial days the Seamans crew has seen yet. We had a free day in odd, quaint Napier, a town about half-committed to its art deco history so it looks something like a forgotten Disneyland for adults.

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Dec

11

Sharks and Sights of Montserrat

Alex Cormack, A Watch, SUNY ESF
Caribbean Reef Expedition

So there I was, done with my first transect for the day. Steph and I finished our sampling early in Rendezvous Bay and instead of doing another as professional scientists would, we decided to explore. The reef in Montserrat was one of the best we’ve seen so far, even better than the Tobago Cays I’d say. The diversity of coral was surprising and exciting to see, as were the fish. Some big sights of the day include a lionfish, two sea turtles, and a big fat barracuda.

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