SEA Currents: seascape2
August 04, 2015
We saw ALVIN! “No, not the chipmunk…”
We woke up this morning to pancakes (both plain and chocolate chip) prepared by our awesome cook Marissa. After completing various chores, we headed out to Woods Hole for our final field trip. First stop was the Smith building, a part of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI). Our tour guide Chad walked us through the halls,where we got to peek into windows and see oceanographic equipment like the remotely operated vehicle, named Remus. Then came the highlight of the day: ALVIN!!
August 02, 2015
A Day Off!
Another sleep in felt fantastic, especially starting on a day off. Waking up to the smell of fresh french toast and strawberries was also a HUGE plus. Awake and ready for competition, each house (A,B and C) contributed in a baking contest. House A, making whale shaped Nutella swirl cupcakes, House B making cheesecake, and House C making Banana nut muffins. All would then be presented to our RA’s (Resident Advisor) to taste and judge.
August 01, 2015
We started off the day bright and early with a yummy breakfast of oatmeal and cereal, with chocolate chips and raisins on the side. Then we headed to an early morning class with Carl, discussing the history of science. We went in depth into the interesting transformation of science throughout the years, starting with the Enlightenment period, throughout the European exploration of the Americas, up to present day.
July 31, 2015
After a long week of early wake-ups, we finally had the opportunity to sleep in an hour later with a wake up call at 8:30. Waking up, after much needed sleep, refreshed our minds in preparation for a long and productive day. We started our day with an admissions councilor for the SEA Semester trips who talked to us about the opportunities they offered us as undergrads.
July 30, 2015
We Had a Trashy Day
We woke up bright and early to a breakfast of eggs and toast. We went to the classroom and were met by Jeffrey Brodeur who spoke to us about plastics in the ocean. Then we all walked to Racing Beach with Jeff and did a beach clean up. In total we all collected 36 pounds of trash, comprised of 1036 pieces. Next, we went back to campus for free time and a lunch of grilled cheese.
July 29, 2015
We began our day with a nice bowl of cereal and had little time before our very busy day of classes began. The first class that we had focused on ocean conflicts and the importance of the navy in today’s society, as well as in the past. After this, we had the pleasure to hear a lecture by Greg Bergman about Cape Cod geology in which we learned about the erosion that is occurring and the prevention methods that are being used throughout this region.
July 28, 2015
Whale, That Was Fun
Today started with an early morning wake up… it was terrible. However, after witnessing the majestic sight of breaching whales, our day became magical and wonderful. Our awe inspiring sea vessel, Tails of the Sea, took us from the wharf in Plymouth to the vast and mysterious marine sanctuary called Stellwagon Bank.
July 27, 2015
Salt Marsh Day
We started our day off with pancakes and cantaloupe. Then, we prepared to travel to the nearby salt marsh. We spent two hours taking sediment samples in the rain and trudging through the water. But, we had a lot of fun! We saw lots of small shrimp and krill, as well as hermit crabs and fish. We also saw clams and oysters. Sadly, we had to stop early because there was thunder in the distance.
July 26, 2015
A day in Falmouth!
Today we got to wake up late, at 9:25, instead of waking up at 6:45. Sleeping in was amazing and Marisa prepared a delicious brunch for us. At noon some of us went to Falmouth and some of us went to watch the movie Ant-Man. In town we all split up into small groups and had the opportunity to explore the rich town of Falmouth. In addition we were able to do some shopping and eat some different cuisines. There was French, Mexican, Italian food and much more.
July 25, 2015
A Great Day
This morning we were awoken to the sound of crows outside saying “Good morning!” Our wonderful cook, Marissa, served us some fresh bananas and toasted bagels. It was delicious! Then we trudged up the hill to the Madden Center to start classes for the day! First, we had Maritime History and we designed ships with our amazing and always informative teacher, Carl. Some students had very original ideas such as a float in movie theatre and a boat with a glass hull to observe coral.