SEA Research Vessels
Sharing Their Observations through WhaleNet

SEA - Sea Education Association,
Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA

This project tracks and receives data from the students and crew on the two SEA research/education vessels:

Westward and Corwith Cramer

Join in on their research and learn about the marine environment.

The crew will be forwarding data, information, and observations to you via the SEA home office in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and WhaleNet. Work with the SEA crew and WhaleNet, and learn about the marine environment. Enjoy your cruises.

Suggested activites located below data

8 May 97

lat: N 23 54
long: 81 18 W
date: 8 May 97
time: 0001
surface temperature: 26.6 C
surface salinity 36.7 ppt
zoopl biomass (ml/m2) 0.01

9 May 97

lat: N 24 30
long: 80 26 W
date: 9 May 97
time: 0001
surface temperature: 25.8 C
surface salinity 36.8 ppt
zoopl biomass (ml/m2) 0.17 (lots of medusa Linuche)

10 May 97

lat: N 26 00
long: 79 21 W
date: 10 May 97
time: 0015
surface temperature: 25.4 C
surface salinity 36.6 ppt
zoopl biomass (ml/m2) 0.0038

11 May 97

lat: N 25 54
long: 77 54 W
date: 11 May 97
time: 0100
surface temperature: 26.5 C
surface salinity 36.6 ppt
zoopl biomass (ml/m2) 0.0027

14 May 97

lat: N 25 4.9
long: 76 46.5 W
date: 14 May 97
time: 0121
surface temperature: 25.8 C
surface salinity 36.6 ppt
zoopl biomass (ml/m2) 0.0621

15 May 97

lat: N 25 16.7
long: 77 13.5 W
date: 15 May 97
time: 0014
surface temperature: 26.2 C
surface salinity 36.8 ppt
zoopl biomass (ml/m2) 0.119

16 May 97

lat: N 25 49.0
long: 76 47.6 W
date: 16 May 97
time: 0409
surface temperature: 25.9 C
surface salinity 36.6 ppt
zoopl biomass (ml/m2) 0.0129

17 May 97

lat: N 25 46.3
long: 76 52.3 W
date: 17 May 97
time: 0123
surface temperature: 26.3 C
surface salinity 36.6 ppt
zoopl biomass (ml/m2) 0.0180

18 May 97

lat: N 25 41.0
long: 76 25.8 W
date: 18 May 97
time: 0005
surface temperature: 25.7 C
surface salinity 36.7 ppt
zoopl biomass (ml/m2) 0.0065

22 May 97

lat: N 24 14.6
long: 74 23.6 W
date: 22 May 97
time: 0029
surface temperature: 26.3 C
surface salinity 37.1 ppt
zoopl biomass (ml/m2) 0.0017


Suggested Activites to begin:

1) Plot the course of the vessel or vessels on a blank chart.
2) Compare the movements of the vessels.
3) Plot the ocean temperature with the latitude.
4) Plot the plankton biomass with a) latitude, b) water temperature.
5) How far does the vessel travel in a) a day, b) an hour?


Map and current position of the SEA vessels


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