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July 09, 2019

Getting Used to Life aboard the SSV Robert C. Seamans

Elliot Hayne, B Watch, Denison University

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It’s a hard thing to describe accurately, but it is strange and difficult to acclimate to living situations that never stop moving. I’ve always been sensitive to listen to any crashing or colliding sounds, which often mean something’s broken, especially in the kitchen.

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July 08, 2019

A Good Day

Patricia Dougherty, C Watch, New York University

When a member from C watch gently woke me at 0515, I knew it was going to be a good day.

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July 08, 2019

The Voyage Begins!

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The students of S-287, Protecting the Phoenix Islands, all arrived safely aboard the SSV Robert C. Seamans in American Samoa, and spent a very busy several days conducting safety drills and getting to know the ship before departing Pago Pago. The ship is now underway, and we look forward to receiving student blog posts, which we will share as soon as they are received.

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July 07, 2019

Our first official class

Carol (Xinrong) Guo, C watch, Colby College

Today is the first day that we have a peaceful sea! Woken up by our B-watch friends, we came on deck around 0050. It was cool out on the deck. Mild sea breeze gently blew our last bit of sleepiness away. The wave has largely decreased, too. We can almost stand by ourselves without holding onto anything else.

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July 06, 2019

We Set to Sea

Delaney Swann, C Watch, Boston University

The majority of SEA class S-287 was arrived in Pago Pago two days ago, late at night. We took a bus from the airport to the ship, and because the speed limit in Pago Pago is 25 mph, (and because the bus driver was really jamming the entire way to the Seamans) we were able to catch a few snippets of what life in the American Samoa must be like.

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July 05, 2019

Students arrive in Pago Pago

Students all arrived safely last night. 1st assistant scientist Janet and I went to the airport to greet the students and take them to the ship.

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June 25, 2019

S-287: Protecting the Phoenix Islands

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The students of S-287, Protecting the Phoenix Islands, will join the SSV Robert C. Seamans in Pago Pago, American Samoa, on July 3rd to begin a six-week round-trip voyage to the Phoenix Islands.

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