Latest News & Press Kit2022-01-21T08:32:22-05:00

Sea Education Association Appoints Dr. John Wigglesworth President

Veteran Educator, Mariner, and SEA Alumnus Takes Helm  Woods Hole, MA – Jan. 12, 2023 – Sea Education Association (SEA) has announced the appointment of Dr. John Wigglesworth as President, effective immediately. Wigglesworth is a deeply experienced educator, mariner, SEA veteran, and alumnus (W-5). He has been [...]



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SEA Remembers John Herndon Thomson, 1925 – 2022

John Herndon Thomson (July 2, 1925 to Dec 14, 2022) joined Sea Education Association in 1976 (W-30), first as a mate and later as engineer, on R/V Westward, a community he never truly left. Even after he joined WHOI for work in the Buoy Lab, he managed to carve out time to join one cruise a year, generally to warm climates in the [...]

2023-01-19T12:06:41-05:00January 3, 2023|

SEA’s Dr. Kara Lavender Law Shares Insights on Ocean Plastic Pollution

SEA Research Professor of Oceanography Kara Lavender Law shares insights on ocean plastic pollution in two recently published news articles. Plastics tsunami: Can a landmark treaty stop waste from choking the oceans?, by Meera Subramanian, Nature, Nov. 22, 2022. Plastics pose a problem in waterways. Could chemical recycling be a solution? By Will Atwater, NC Health News, Nov. 11, 2022. In addition, this [...]

2023-01-19T12:07:00-05:00November 30, 2022|

Students Conduct Field Research on Health of Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are vital ocean ecosystems, yet they face many threats caused by human excess. This fall, students enrolled in Caribbean Reef Expedition, a study abroad program offered by Sea Education Association (SEA), are sailing on an ocean research voyage to study first-hand the human impacts on Caribbean reef ecosystems. The students, selected from colleges and universities around the country, will conduct snorkel-based [...]

2023-01-19T12:07:13-05:00November 25, 2022|

Students Sail South Pacific to Study Island Cultures, Ecosystems, and Environmental Issues

This fall, a select group of college students is sailing the South Pacific aboard the tall ship ocean research vessel SSV Robert C. Seamans to explore the complex environmental challenges faced by remote Pacific islanders, and explore sustainable solutions for island cultures and ocean ecosystems. The students, enrolled in Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures and Ecosystems, a study abroad program offered by Sea [...]

2023-01-19T12:07:27-05:00November 21, 2022|

John Wigglesworth, W-5, Returns to SEA as Interim President

John “Wiggs” Wigglesworth, W-5, has returned to SEA to serve as interim president for a brief period until the presidential search process is completed and a full-time president joins the team. John brings with him a deep understanding of the history and culture of SEA. A retired teacher, John taught math and earth sciences at Waring School, in Beverly, MA.  Prior to that, [...]

2023-01-19T12:07:43-05:00November 10, 2022|

With Newly Published Research, SEA’s Dr. Jeff Schell Seeks to Unlock Mysteries of Vital North Atlantic Ecosystem

By Douglas Karlson With co-authors and former SEA faculty members Deborah Goodwin and Amy Siuda, SEA Professor of Oceanography and Henry L. and Grace Doherty Chair of Ocean Studies Jeff Schell last month published a paper charting the location and aggregation patterns of Sargassum in the North Atlantic. The paper coincides with research Schell, Goodwin, and Siuda are conducting to better understand Sargassum [...]

2023-01-19T12:09:57-05:00October 26, 2022|

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