Science Students Collect Research Aboard SSV Seamans
Inside USD — Polly Carrico admits she’s not much of a morning person, but when she learned that she would be waking up really early last Saturday to spend all day doing authentic, hands-on research aboard a ship for her USD oceanography class, that all changed.
“This is the first time I’ve been on a real boat and I was very excited to go,” the junior marine science major said several hours later aboard the Sailing School Vessel (SSV) Robert C. Seamans, a 134-foot steel brigantine owned and operated by Sea Education Association (SEA). “It’s a beautiful day out here. I even got to steer the ship for 15 to 20 minutes.”