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February 09, 2020

Departing Woods Hole and Bound for Sea!

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Our time in Wood’s Hole has come to an end, and we must say goodbye to the SEA campus. Over the course of the next week, we all will make our way to the other side of the planet to join the Robert C. Seamans in Auckland, NZ.

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February 05, 2020

Gaining a Sense of these Places

Juliet Bateman, Boston University

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Things are wrapping up for the shore component of SEA semester, and there’s a lot of preparation we’ve been doing before we head out to sea. There have been countless conversations within the houses about watch groups and research topics and seasickness and the like.

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February 01, 2020

S-290 Cares a Whole Awful Lot!

Jacqueline O’Malley, Kenyon College

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“But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.” - Rachel Carson

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January 28, 2020

Thoughts on Climate Change

Grace Leuchtenberger, Carleton College

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As I’m writing this, we are halfway through our fourth theme week, on climate change, having just discussed ocean pollution last week. With every class we face a different, grim reality. In conservation and management, we learned that regulations are glacially slow to be approved compared to the pace and scale of pollution in the world.

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January 27, 2020

Home away from Home

Gillian Murphey, DePaul University

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Where to begin a description of our house on campus in Woods Hole? I could begin with our stadium seating couches and continue all the way to nerf wars, and, then, more importantly, how did SEA get such a diverse group that still blends so well? I am a shipmate of House B where I live with 8 of my now closest friends.

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January 26, 2020

Interdisciplinary Week #3: Ocean Pollution

Etasha Golden, Oregon State University

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“When we talk about changing society, but we forget that we are part of that society.”
- shipmate Ashby Gentry 1-24-2020

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January 22, 2020

Interdisciplinary Week #2: Marine Populations

Ava-Rose Beech, Kenyon College

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Last Friday brought a close to our second full week of classes at the Woods Hole Campus. The theme for last week—marine populations—led us to a wide range of topics and discussions. Whether it was leafing through the pages of whaling logbooks filled with intricate illustrations of whales, flying fish, and porpoises at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, or discussing the complexities of the policy that regulates fishery management, our studies gave us a deeper understanding of the integral role marine populations play in our lives.

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January 22, 2020

True Vegans Make Dull Cooks

Ella Simon, Bennington College

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Did you know?: True Vegans Make Dull Cooks, so Add Wasabi.

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January 21, 2020

S-290’s at Sea Bucket List

Devin Goldsmith, Muhlenberg College

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Time certainly does fly when you’re having fun, and SEA Semester’s on-shore component has proven this to me and my fellow class and shipmates. With a mere 17 days left in Woods Hole, Class S-290 has begun to curate plans for our trip around New Zealand. During our pizza lunch with the President of SEA, Peg Brandon, we discussed our hopes for the upcoming voyage. I’ve compiled a list of things each member of our class wants to accomplish, witness, or avoid. You could call this Class S-290’s bucket list.

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January 20, 2020

Conservation with a Conscious Mind

Annabel Weyhrich, University of Washington

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We are now beginning our third week of our land portion at SEA Semester in Woods Hole. Our days are packed with classes, guest speakers, research, and cooking for 8 others. We have begun to find the rhythm of what it means to be a student at SEA and that means diving into our studies. Last week our classes’ main focus was Marine Populations.

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