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May 15, 2015

SEA Semester Students Profiled by Dartmouth College

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SEA Semester® in the News:
“Sailing and Science in the South Pacific and the Sargasso” by Joseph Blumberg
Dartmouth Now | May 15, 2015
     
Two Dartmouth students have been sailing the world’s oceans aboard tall ships, modern versions of 18th-century brigantines. Christopher Dalldorf ’16 and Fredrik Eriksson ’16 enrolled in the Sea Education Association (SEA) Semester programs.

Read the full story here.

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May 14, 2015

The best day ever!

Joseph Townsend, C Watch, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

Welcome to one of the best days of my life. Allow me to walk you through it. The day began with a wakeup from Sarah and Lena, both of whom are quite gifted in the art of a “boat wakeup”.

Boat wakeups are used in lieu of alarms on the ship to wake up shipmates before their watch, and therefore have very specific rules and regulations.

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April 29, 2015

Another blustery day on the Cramer

Caroline Graham, C Watch, Grinnell College

Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

Hello to all friends, family, and anyone else that may be reading this blog!

It has been another eventful 24 hours on the Corwith Cramer. We’ve seen some squally weather and some massive swells in the past day. This boat is definitely rockin’, but I think I’ve finally got my sea legs. I took a poll of the ship and asked people to define the last 24 hours in one word. The responses I received: squally, wavy, swells, rocky, etc. A pretty accurate description. I would also add the word fun and a little silly as the swells and sleep deprivation are starting to make things pretty interesting around here.

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April 26, 2015

Observations from the Sargasso Sea

Dr. Robbie Smith, Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, C-259 Visiting Scientist

MBC spring 2015

Hello to all the extended families and friends of the Corwith Cramer crew!

What a great feeling to be sailing again! After yet another beautiful night, lit by a half moon, the breeze returned early this morning and we have had a fantastic day of sailing. We have a strong breeze on our port quarter, with the seas building gradually, and Mama Cramer and her crew are loving it. This wind is pushing us in the right direction. Late this morning we crossed the 25th parallel and are truly deep in the Sargasso Sea.

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April 24, 2015

Puttering to Paradise, or Are We Already There?

Lizzie Tonkin, B Watch, Colby College

MBC spring 2015

Hello Parental Units, Friend-Type-People, and other Denizens of the Internet reading this Blog,

If we were in Bermuda, laying on the beach getting a tan, today would have been a great day.  Alas, we are sailors, so extremely hot with little wind is not the ideal sailing weather.  Thankfully, we have an engine.  Today I was assistant engineer, so I was able to assist Ted in making sure the engine kept working properly.

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April 22, 2015

SEA Semester® Student Spotlighted by Hawaii Pacific University

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SEA Semester® in the News:
“Student Sails on Atlantic Expedition with the Sea Education Association”
Hawaii Pacific University website | April 22, 2015

HONOLULU — Hawai‘i Pacific University student Sabrina Hutchinson set sail this week from San Juan, Puerto Rico, for a 5-week scientific expedition through the North Atlantic, with the Sea Education Association.
Read the full story.

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April 16, 2015

Undergraduate Research Week Wraps Up

Anne Broache, communications@sea.edu

SEA Semester

To mark Undergraduate Research Week, we’re continuing to feature the inspiring investigations planned by our current class on campus, C-259, Marine Biodiversity & Conservation. (In case you missed it, here are Part 1 and Part 2.)

In just a few days, they’ll set sail from San Juan, Puerto Rico to New York City via Bermuda. Along the way, they’ll undertake a variety of scientific studies on the Sargasso Sea, that vast portion of the North Atlantic Ocean that is a major focus of conservation efforts.

Here’s a look at the final two projects that our student research teams plan to conduct:

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