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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

Tour of the Seamans!

2023-06-05T09:30:48-05:00June 5, 2023|

June 1, 2023 Samantha Roberts, Fordham University Ship's Log Location Moku Ola, Hilo and Honolulu, Oahu Weather Humid and scattered rain throughout the day All blogs from S-309 Phew, What a day!  Beginning with an early(ish) breakfast at 7:30am, and then a short drive to the [...]

Our First Reef Survey (kind of)

2023-06-01T10:35:58-05:00June 1, 2023|

May 29, 2023 Siobhan Morris, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Ship's Log Location Honolulu, Oahu Weather Very hot and sunny with slight scattered clouds All blogs from S-309 This morning we shared a delicious breakfast outside by the waterfront where we saw a rainbow [...]

Free Day!

2023-06-01T09:41:56-05:00June 1, 2023|

May 28, 2023 Mikey Widman, University of Maine Ship's Log Location Kaiona Beach Park Weather Mostly sunny with some scattered showers All blogs from S-309 Hey Everyone, I’m Mikey! I just finished my first year at the University of Maine and I am originally from Minnesota.  [...]

Giving Back and Receiving More

2023-05-30T10:28:15-05:00May 30, 2023|

May 27, 2023 Stella Jaunich, CU Boulder Ship's Log Location Honolulu, Oahu Weather Warm and sunny with the occasional breeze  All blogs from S-309 Today was unlike anything we had done so far! We woke up earlier than usual, had a quick breakfast and were [...]

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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