Students Set Sail On Research Voyage To Bermuda

May 22, 2010

Sixteen college students set sail yesterday for Bermuda as part of an intensive two-week course in oceanography. During the 14-day sea cruise, they will learn to sail the vessel, and each will conduct a research project to investigate the southeast continental shelf and/or Gulf Stream.

The students are from College of Charleston students and are majoring in marine biology and geology. They left port on Friday May 21 and are expected to take about two weeks on their Bermuda portion of the trip, which is five weeks in total.

Traveling with them is geology professor Leslie Sautter, geology professor Scott Harris and biology professor Gorka Sancho who said “This is a very unique opportunity for the students to do research for an extended period of time.” Part of the time students will be doing research including acquiring water data and various sea samples.

The video below shows the the SSV Corwith Cramer, the 134-foot SSV Corwith Cramer, a working tall ship that specializes in education college students in ocean science, that will take the students on the research journey to Bermuda.

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