Brittany Hernandez ’19 Embarks on 3,000-Mile Pacific Ocean Voyage

Brittany Hernandez ’19 aboard the SSV Robert C. Seamans. Photo credit: SEA

Bowdoin junior Brittany Hernandez will be seeing little but the open ocean until the middle of May. The Earth and Oceanographic Science major recently set out on a six-week, 3,000-nautical-mile voyage, under sail, from New Zealand aboard the SSV Robert Seamans, a 134-foot research vessel operated by the Sea Education Association.

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She is part of a select group of twenty-two undergraduates studying and sailing abroad through SEA Semester: Oceans and Climate, a program offered by Sea Education Association, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit focusing on environmental education.

“As full, working members of the scientific  team and sailing crew, the students will have unique opportiunity to study diverse and dynamic marine ecosystems in a remote and rarely studied region of the southwest Pacific,” according to a statement from SEA.

 

One thought on “Brittany Hernandez ’19 Embarks on 3,000-Mile Pacific Ocean Voyage

  1. Rebecca Hernandez

    Brittany,
    What an amazing opportunity for you to study abroad through SEA Semester. Enjoy every minute of researching and sailing in the South Pacific Ocean, as well as developing life long friendships with your fellow sea mates. Have fun and be safe! We miss you so very much!
    Love,
    Mom, Dad, Angie & Beugur

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