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Blogs from the SSV Corwith Cramer

Whales in Every Direction

2023-05-05T15:24:05-05:00May 4, 2023|

Whales in Every Direction It started in the morning and continued into the late afternoon, sightings of whales in every direction and they put on a show with tail slapping, breaching, and a close visit right off the stern. While there were no right whale sightings, the diversity of marine life was abundant with minke whales, finback [...]

Finding Whales by Following their Food

2023-05-05T16:02:26-05:00May 3, 2023|

Finding Whales by Following their Food Tuesday May 2, 2023, Buzzards Bay The first presentation of the second leg of the SEA Sailing Symposium on North Atlantic Right Whales came as the SSV Corwith Cramer sailed out of Long Island Sound and began working around Block Island toward the Cape Cod Canal. Dr. Erin Meyer-Gutbrod, from the [...]

To Woods Hole We Go

2023-05-05T15:11:10-05:00May 2, 2023|

To Woods Hole We Go On Sunday evening, the SSV Corwith Cramer welcomed participants and invited experts including a member from Cramer's design team, Roger Long, onboard. For the second leg of the SEA Sailing Symposium on North Atlantic Right Whales, Erin Meyer-Gutbrod, University of South Carolina; Sara Tennant, NOAA NEFSC & SEA Class C-294; and Allison [...]

Massachusetts Celebrates its First Right Whale Day

2023-04-30T07:50:18-05:00April 20, 2023|

Massachusetts Celebrates its First Right Whale Day April 24, 2023 Kayla Sheehan It was a busy morning on the Cramer, as the crew and participants deployed our first neuston tow of the voyage. Typically, SEA deploys the neuston net for 20 minutes twice a day; however, today's tow [...]

Discussing the Sights and Sounds of North Atlantic Right Whales

2023-04-28T09:49:24-05:00April 20, 2023|

Discussing the Sights and Sounds of North Atlantic Right Whales April 25, 2023 Dr. Craig Marin, Associate Professor of Marine Environmental History The SEA Sailing Symposium continued with another set of presentations as the crew of the SSV Corwith Cramer worked the vessel north of Cape Hatteras, hitching a [...]

Blogs from the SSV Robert C. Seamans

Baby Clownfish Bringing Tears of Joy

2023-05-26T15:36:12-05:00May 26, 2023|

May 25, 2023 Emma Francoeur, Boston University Ship's Log Location Honolulu, Oahu Weather Sunny and hot with occasional light showers All blogs from S-309 This morning began with a seven am wake up and a delicious breakfast. After eating with my fellow mates, I did a [...]

A Rainbow a Day Keeps the Doctor Away!

2023-05-26T09:33:40-05:00May 26, 2023|

May 24, 2023 Carolina Auerbach, Stoked SEA student, Claremont McKenna College Ship's Log Location Honolulu, Oahu Weather Balmy with some winds and light rains occasionally All blogs from S-309 Super stoked to be taking over blog duties today! We started off our morning with breakfast; [...]

Embarking on Pacific Reef Expedition

2023-05-25T10:52:22-05:00May 25, 2023|

May 22, 2023 Dr. Heather Page, Chief Scientist, SEA Ship's Log Location Honolulu, Oahu Weather Warm and sunny most of the day with scattered light rain in the evening All blogs from S-309 After months of planning and a busy long weekend of last-minute program prep [...]

That’s Well, S-308

2023-05-15T10:34:21-05:00May 15, 2023|

May 13, 2023 Ruthann Monsees, B-Watch, Mate In Training Ship's Log Noon Position Honolulu, Hawai'i Taffrail Log 3383nm Weather / Wind / Sail Plan Sunny, but clouds linger in the valleys off the stern. Wind is a gentle force 1, out of the north. All sails put to bed in [...]

A Warning to Loved Ones

2023-05-11T11:45:29-05:00May 11, 2023|

May 9, 2023 Matt Bihrle, Assistant Scientist, B Watch Ship's Log Noon Position 21 19.0'N x 157 52.6'W Ship Heading 000 Ship Speed Taffrail Log Weather / Wind / Sail Plan Description of location Alongside in Honolulu Souls on Board All blogs from S-308 As of [...]

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

2023-05-09T13:45:19-05:00May 9, 2023|

May 8, 2023 Maggie Grant, A Watch, Deckhand, Colby-Sawyer College Ship's Log Noon Position Honolulu, Hawaii Ship Heading Sideways Ship Speed -2.7 Taffrail Log 2 miles (by foot) Weather / Wind / Sail Plan Sunny / A beautiful breezy day down in Hawaii with a brisk breeze blowing from ENE/ [...]

Blogs from the SEA Campus

Good times at SEA

2023-01-25T12:27:53-05:00August 3, 2022|

Solange Gerdeman We woke a half an hour earlier than normal—7:30 instead of 8—to prepare for our field trip to the Woods Hole Oceanagraphic Institute Marine Biological Laboratory. We were to meet with Molly, a marine engineer at the Institute. Our breakfast was the same as usual: a smorsgasbord of breakfast foods [...]

How We Acquired 15 Gallons of Popcorn (and Whale Watching)

2023-01-26T13:17:49-05:00August 1, 2022|

Christoph Kershaw - Bedford High School  &  Melissa Giacobbe - Metea Valley High School Unfortunately, today we were woken up at 6:00, but by the end of the day our SEA group had acquired 15 gallons of popcorn, some insane whale experiences, and a first hand look at a [...]

A Day in the Life

2023-01-26T11:19:57-05:00July 29, 2022|

Graham McCarthy and Isa Roth Today's wakeup time was 8:00 and after breakfast we started our day with watch meetings. After meeting with our watches and doing our respective chores everyone gathered in Madden for oceanography. In oceanography we did a mock convention creating posters and writing articles supporting [...]

Heat Wave Subsiding!

2023-01-26T11:19:09-05:00July 28, 2022|

Leif Thesen and Calvin Chiu Today we woke up at our normal time, 8 am and had a wide variety of things for breakfast. It was the first cool night on campus, so everyone was well rested. After our watch meetings, we set off to our first class [...]

New Bedford Whaling Museum Day Out

2023-01-26T13:16:24-05:00July 28, 2022|

By Harper Greenfield Oakwood Secondary School and  Jimmy Shen Culver Academy  Today we had an early start to our day with a quick breakfast at the picnic tables. A bus promptly pulled up to campus, and we were taken down to the museum. The ride was around forty-five [...]

An Informative Day on Campus

2023-01-26T13:22:28-05:00July 26, 2022|

Anika Mootha – Greenhill School &  Caroline Mostofizadeh- Palo Alto High School Today we started the day off with Karen’s oceanography class where we covered chemical oceanography and participated in the Carbon Molecule Activity. During this activity, we took on the role of a carbon atom as it cycled through the [...]

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