SEA Currents: s278
April 03, 2018
A Copepod Facial
We are finally getting into the rhythm of life at sea on the Seamans, and it could not be better! Last night, I had my first science watch at 1900, and we began by watching the moon rise, which was spectacular. It was almost a full moon, bright yellow, and it lit up the night sky.
April 02, 2018
Had you asked me a year ago, I don’t think I’d say that I saw myself counting zooplankton on a ship that’s rolling over the occasional 10-foot swell in the future. But that’s what lab duties on evening watch consisted of last night! Between 2200 and 2300, Rachel and I tag-teamed a 100-count of zooplankton collected by A-Watch just before our shift.
April 01, 2018
B Watch begins!
At the wee hour of 01:00 this morning, my group - B Watch - began our first official watch. The dawn watch from 01:00 to 07:00 in the morning is beloved for its unparalleled view of the stars, its guaranteed sunrise sighting, and the tranquility that being awake at this otherwise unusual time brings.
March 31, 2018
Report from C Watch
Waking up this morning it had the promise of a good day, there were chocolate chip pancakes at breakfast and it was Chaco’s weather (i.e. WARM!). As a ship’s company, we were primed and ready to bid a fond farewell to Lyttelton port this morning and head across the South Pacific.
March 30, 2018
First full day aboard Robert C. Seamans!
SEA class S278 has now completed our first full day on board! Yesterday all twenty-one of us managed to find our way to the dock where we were greeted by the sight of the beautiful Robert C. Seamans surrounded by the backdrop of the lush mountains and turquoise water of Lyttelton, New Zealand.
March 30, 2018
Students arrive aboard SSV Robert C. Seamans
The students of S-278 have all arrived safely aboard the Seamans, and we’ve begun orientation alongside here in Lyttelton, New Zealand. They’re settling in and are excited about our upcoming voyage.
Best to all hands at home,
March 28, 2018
S-278 Oceans & Climate
The students of S-278, Oceans & Climate, joined the SSV Robert C. Seamans on March 28. They will depart the ship on May 8 in Pape’ete after stops in the Chatham Islands and Raiatea.