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April 06, 2016

Learning sextants

Erin Rea, B Watch, Middlebury College

Ocean Exploration

It feels like we are all starting to get into the swing of life here aboard the Robert C. Seamans; you’d be surprised how easy it is to fall asleep at 0800 after standing watch from 0100-0700. In class today we got a break from hauling on lines and learned how to use sextants (so we know where we are).

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April 05, 2016

Hello from the other side (of the equator!)

Madelyn Cook, A Watch, Kenyon College

Ocean Exploration

Greetings from the SSV Robert C. Seamans! Madelyn here with the blog post. Today was a beautiful day in the south pacific. Our time aboard the Seamans has rocked so far (I mean this both literally and figuratively, as many of us are still working on getting our sea legs!). Everyone has made it past their intermittent bouts of seasickness, and based on all the singing/sporadic guitar and harmonica jam sessions I’ve been hearing, the ship is in quite good spirits.

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April 04, 2016

Sailing and Science

Chuck Lea, Chief Scientist, S-265

Ocean Exploration

This morning the wind settled down so that everybody could get their sea-legs beneath them and the scientific sampling could begin. We collected our first phytoplankton collection, our first surface net tow (the neuston net) and measured the temperature, salinity and oxygen content of the water.

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April 03, 2016

And We Are Off!

Gabrielle Page, 2nd assistant scientist

Ocean Exploration

Greetings from the Robert C. Seamans! It is my pleasure to announce that this afternoon the class of S-265 left Lyttelton harbor for sea. After just over twenty-four hours filled to the brim with orientations to shipboard life, our brave student crew put these newly acquired skills to practice and got the ship underway and sailing.

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March 29, 2016

S-265, Ocean Exploration

Ocean Exploration

The students of S-265, Ocean Exploration, will join the SSV Robert C. Seamans in Lyttelton/Christchurch, New Zealand by April 2nd. They will end their voyage around May 10th, in Tahiti, with planned port stops in the Chatham Islands, Raiatea and Moorea.

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