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March 18, 2019


Sarah Whitcher, Third Mate/Bosun


This is it! The crux of anxieties and pressure as due dates arrive and we approach the long-anticipated ‘Puke-atan’ (Thank you, Beth Doxsee for that turn of phrase <3).

I can’t help reflecting back on memories of these final, stressful days from my own student trip, especially as we were joined in Grand Cayman by one of my student-class-mates, Everto! (Sending love to all of S242!)

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March 18, 2019

I Couldn’t Be More Proud, or, What I Learned From my Students

Jeff Schell, Chief Scientist


March 18th, 2019; Later in the day and into the evening.

Today we celebrated our scientific achievements as each student shared their oceanographic discoveries with their shipmates.  For the last six weeks we have sailed across, immersed ourselves in, and studied this small patch of ocean called the Caribbean Sea; and collectively we have learned so much.

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January 14, 2019

SEA senior steward Ger Tysk profiled in The Maritime Executive

SEA Semester

SEA in the News
Air Force Veteran Inspired by Moby-Dick
The Maritime Executive

“As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas…” ? Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

In 2014, Ger Tysk of Houston, Texas, was recently out of the U.S. Air Force and ready to take on a new career. An avid reader, she picked up a copy of Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by the American writer Herman Melville. This story of a notoriously elusive white whale that sinks the whaling ship, Pequod, pivoted Tysk’s imagination towards a career at sea. Tysk was glued to the pages, yearning to see whales and wildlife while sailing the open ocean.

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November 14, 2018

C-283: Caribbean Reef Expedition


After six weeks at SEA’s Woods Hole campus, SEA Semester students of Class C-283, Caribbean Reef Expedition, begin a 12-day shore component in Grenada on Nov. 15th. They join the SSV Corwith Cramer on Nov. 27.  The class’s cruise begins in Grenada and ends in St. Croix, USVI, after port stops in Tobago Cays, Montserrat, and Barbuda.

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July 09, 2018

Sea Expedition I


Students currently aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer are enrolled in one of Sea Education Association’s high school summer programs, Sea Expedition.  Sea Expedition is a field-based program in which students participate in every aspect of an offshore sailing and oceanographic voyage.

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July 03, 2018

S-281: Protecting the Phoenix Islands


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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May 22, 2018

S-280: Pacific Reef Expedition

Study Abroad Voyage Map

The students of S-280, Pacific Reef Expedition, will join the Robert C. Seamans in Pape’ete, Tahiti by May 23rd. They will end their voyage in Honolulu, Hawaii around June 24th, after port stops in Rangiroa, Caroline Island, Kiribati, and Kiritimati.

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April 16, 2018

C-279 Marine Biodiversity & Conservation

Caribbean Study Abroad

The students of C-279, Marine Biodiversity & Conservation, join the SSV Corwith Cramer in Nassau, Bahamas on April 18th.  They depart the ship in New York City on May 24th after a port stop in Bermuda.

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March 28, 2018

S-278 Oceans & Climate


The students of S-278, Oceans & Climate, joined the SSV Robert C. Seamans on March 28. They will depart the ship on May 8 in Pape’ete after stops in the Chatham Islands and Raiatea.

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February 08, 2018

S-277: The Global Ocean


The students of S-277, The Global Ocean, will join the SSV Robert C. Seamans in Auckland, New Zealand on February 13th. They will depart the ship in Christchurch on March 23rd, after port stops in Russell, Wellington, and Dunedin.

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