SEA Currents: sargasso sea
June 13, 2017
SEA To Host 6th Annual Sargasso Sea Symposium
This one-day symposium is the capstone experience for students from SEA Semester class C-273, Marine Biodiversity & Conservation. The event includes oral presentations of the students’ research findings and policy recommendations to a panel of invited experts, and contributes directly to international effort to protect the Sargasso Sea. Student presentations will be interspersed with related talks given by some of the invited participants. The public is invited to attend. Space is limited.
November 28, 2016
SEA alumni present Sargassum findings at Gulf & Caribbean Fisheries Institute conference
Recent SEA graduates Maddie Taylor (C-264) and Corey Wrinn (C-257), and former SEA Associate Professor (and SEA alumna, C-142) Dr. Amy Siuda (now at Eckerd College) attended a meeting of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) in Grand Cayman earlier this month to present the results of their research related to drifting Sargassum.
The GCFI is a forum that brings together scientific, government, and commercial stakeholders to share scientific findings to better understand and manage the marine ecosystem of the Caribbean and Gulf region.
May 09, 2016
When the swells aren’t so swell
09 May 16, 10:27- Someone told me I look tan. (This is not common occurrence, as I am typically either extremely pale or have a peeling sun burn.)
The westerly winds we have begun to encounter have continued to make for some of our best sailing. For a few hours this morning we were traveling at about 7 knots, a relatively high speed for us thus far. The large swells from yesterday have carried over into today, with some as high as 12 feet.
April 28, 2016
Big Science Push!!!!!!!
Hey Everyone!!! We have made it to the North Sargasso Sea. It has been science all day today for me. A-Watch (my watch team) started our day of with a presentation on the coral reefs that are present in Bermuda from our visiting professor, Dr. Robbie Smith. I also got to work in the lab this morning during my watch, we completed a 100 count of the midnight Neuston net tow, and I got to do my first morning deployment of our CTD and Neuston net.
April 26, 2016
The Great SSV Corwith Cramer Line Chase!
Hello to all on land and greetings from the Southern Sargasso Sea! As we head into our second week here on the Cramer, we are all getting into our routines and keeping very busy with our work. We are working around the clock on our watches to take care of the Cramer as she carries us north while deploying our science gear and collecting samples for our research.
April 25, 2016
Mike Oscar November Delta Alpha Yankee
The Sargassum is back! Kind of. Today we found the most Sargassum on the whole trip thus far, but it still wasn’t a whole lot. We wanted to take advantage of the find, so we were hove to all the way until class time at 1400. We got plenty of samples, and they are now being processed. Since being hove to means not too much action of the watch crew on deck, we decided to practice some celestial navigation.
April 24, 2016
Soggy Sunday, Sunny Sunday
Hello all ashore! What a day of contrasts today. I was up at dawn to look for seabirds and it was raining off and on. We had shortened sail, taking down our mainsail, and we watched some lightening away in the distance. After a delicious breakfast of scrumptious fresh muffins it was time to get back on deck and it was pouring rain, hard rain. No wind though and we drifted slowly along.
April 23, 2016
Hello loved ones on land! And, greetings from the North Atlantic. Now that we’ve finished a quick trip through the Dominican Republic’s Exclusive Economic Zone, we’re back to doing science! Some pretty snazzy stuff has come up in our nets in the past 24 hours, including lots of Sargassum, our first spiny lobster larvae (yay!), and a frogfish, which is an awesome, grumpy looking little fish found in association with Sargassum.
June 23, 2015
SEA Semester Class Unveils Sargasso Sea Management Proposal
The 20 advanced undergraduate students of this year’s Marine Biodiversity & Conservation program recently completed a high seas management proposal for the Sargasso Sea, a North Atlantic region increasingly recognized for its strong ecological importance and economic impact.
June 04, 2015
SEA Semester Students to Share High Seas Management Plan
June 4, 2015, Woods Hole, MA — What are potential next steps for protecting the Sargasso Sea, a North Atlantic region increasingly recognized for its strong ecological importance and economic impact?
Outstanding science undergraduates from top U.S. and international institutions will present original biodiversity research and a management plan for conservation of the Sargasso Sea at the fourth annual SEA Semester: Marine Biodiversity & Conservation Symposium, to be held Friday, June 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sea Education Association’s campus in Woods Hole.