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July 20, 2021

SEA Semester Students Use New Technology to Study Reefs

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SEA in the NEWS
Sampling by Snorkeling: Sampling Mangroves and Coral Reefs in the Florida Keys
ECO Magazine
(Special issue in partnership with NOAA and The Ocean Foundation)
pp. 51-53

This article chronicles how SEA Semester students, under the direction of Assistant Professor of Oceanography Dr. Heather Page, used a new, lightweight CTD to research coral reefs and mangroves along the Florida Keys last year.

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July 18, 2021

End of the Program (Science at SEA Session 1)

Chris Nolan, Captain

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Science at SEA #1 has concluded after returning from sea.

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July 17, 2021

Goodbye Sun/Leaving the Gyre

Sam Fisher, B Watch, Georgia Gwinnett College

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Today was a fairly normal day aside from the squalls, rainbows, and the tuna we caught (which was extremely exciting).

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July 15, 2021

Journey to the Center of the Gyre!

Becca Cox, C Watch, Wellesley College

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As today’s assistant steward, I expected a full day in the galley, pleasantly warm and away from the cool, cloudy weather on deck.

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July 13, 2021

What Haven’t We Done? / Happy Birthday Dad

Rebecca Rankin, 2nd Mate

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First thing’s first: Happy Birthday, Dad!!! I hope it’s a wonderful, peaceful day that brings you near the water and that the cake is, undoubtedly, delicious.

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July 08, 2021

SEA Faculty, Crew and Alumni Help Unlock Mysteries of Pelagic Sargassum

Doug Karlson, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

SEA Semester

Sea Education Association alumni, faculty, and crew are the co-authors of a new research paper, Pelagic Sargassum morphotypes support different rafting motile epifauna communities, published June 29th in Marine Biology, that sheds new light on Sargassum ecology.

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July 08, 2021

The Most Surprising Birthday Ever

Kyla Perry, C Watch, University of Vermont

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Today has been an exciting day- to say the least- aboard the Seamans.

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July 07, 2021

Line Chase!

Jun Ru Anderson, B Watch, Wellesley College

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Today was Line Chase! Each watch lined up, with A Watch on the port side of the quarterdeck, B Watch next to them, and C Watch on the starboard side.

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July 06, 2021

First Sunset in the Gyre!

Nathan Miller, B Watch, Franklin & Marshall College

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Today marks 10 days underway on the Seamans, and we’ve already come a long way, emotionally and physically.

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July 01, 2021

Practicing Whale Watching

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After sailing south to near the U.S. - Mexico border, where a patrol helicopter monitoring unauthorized crossings gave us a fly by, we turned around to head back up North into the California Current before we ultimately head out West and towards the center of the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre.

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