SEA Currents: stanford@sea
May 15, 2017
Stanford@SEA: Hello Landlubbers!
All is well on the Robert C. Seamans. We set sail from Papeete 40 hours ago and made a fast transit to Oponohu Bay on Moorea to conduct our ship station drills and familiarization routines. Captain Pamela chose this location for its natural beauty and calm waters. We lay at anchor at Moorea for 20 hours while all aboard trained and made ready for sea. Fire drills, man overboard exercises and abandon ship training must be completed, as we are not a passenger vessel.
May 14, 2015
Our Floating Home, Lab & Classroom
After a week on the RCS we are less than 48 hours from our second port stop at Caroline Island. Even taking an amazing two days to explore Rangiroa and its lagoon, which Andreas described in his blog post several days ago, we’ve adjusted to the rhythm of the watch schedule and life aboard our floating home, lab and classroom. It feels to me like our time on shore was ages ago, much more than the 6 days and change since we left port in Papeete and much much more than two weeks ago we left our long days in the classroom looking out at Monterey Bay (more on that in a minute).
May 13, 2015
Follow Along with Stanford@SEA
Stanford@SEA is an exciting biological and oceanographic 16-unit course offered through Biological or Earth Sciences. Half the course occurs at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove; the other half aboard the SSV Robert C. Seamans.
May 08, 2015
It feels as though months have passed since I flew to Tahiti just one week ago. With my friends back at Stanford bogged down with week-six midterms, I thought it couldn’t get much better than living in a bungalow in Moorea and spending my free time exploring the island. But these last couple of days have proved me wrong.