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July 13, 2018

The good, the bad, and the ugly

Sherie Yang, Villanova University

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Hello One and All!

This is Sherie here, your fellow novice sailor from the Best of the watches: B watch! Crazy and colorful things continue progress on this ship-anything ranging from the education of drawing on grapefruits for celestial navigation (mine almost rolled off the deck), to the hype of fishing up an old boot.

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July 12, 2018

On reaching the Inter-tropical Convergence Zone!

Rosie Wigglesworth, A-Watch, Harvard University

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Hi Everyone! My name is Rosie Wigglesworth and I’m bringing you the 6th installment of the S-281 blog series!  We’re almost a week and a thousand nautical miles into our journey.

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July 11, 2018

Science on the high seas

Makaila Lyons, C Watch, McDaniel College Alum

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Hi Everyone! Makaila Lyons here to get you through the 5th, and still very exciting, blog post of our journey thus far. We’re steadily sailing around 6-7 knots towards PIPA, riding on some pretty hardy winds that have thankfully died down a little since yesterday.

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July 10, 2018

Following the Trade Winds to Kiribati

Nate Johnson, C Watch, Amherst College

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Hello Everyone! My name is Nate Johnson and I’m here to bring you the fourth installment in the S-281 blog. For several days now, we’ve been able to cruise along the trade winds towards Kiribati, and today we just crossed the line marking 1000 nautical miles to PIPA.

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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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July 08, 2018

The student blogs begin!

Brian Desrosiers, C Watch, Northeastern University

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Hello all!

Brian Desrosiers here to kick off our student written blog posts. Currently, we are three days underway and are making great time. Adjusting to life at sea has been a cumbersome task. Irregular sleep patterns, only seeing water as far as the eye can see, and sea sickness are all things that we have to get used to.

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July 07, 2018

Aboard the SSV Robert C. Seamans

Jan Witting, Chief Scientist

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July 7th on board the Robert C. Seamans, Southwest of the Hawaiian Islands. For a few hours now, we’ve been sailing at steady 8-9 knots with a fine trade wind on our backs. Squeezed between the tall Hawaiian Islands, the winds funnel into the jets that are now speeding us along toward the Phoenix Islands. With 25 knots of wind come commensurate seas, and the Seamans is lunging down some waves as the bigger ones catch our stern and we accelerate away.

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July 03, 2018

S-281: Protecting the Phoenix Islands

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The students of S-281, Protecting the Phoenix Islands (PIPA), will join the SSV Robert C. Seamans in Honolulu by July 5th. They will end their voyage in Pago Pago, American Samoa on August 13 after a three-week visit to the Phoenix Islands.

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