TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Series Official Blog

Sea stories, scuttlebutt and fantastic photos covering America\’s official Tall Ships® Races!

  • Follow Us

  • Follow the blog- Click below to have posts delivered to your inbox

  • Recent Posts

  • Search posts by category

  • Archives

  • Advertisements

Plastics at SEA: North Pacific Expedition 2012

Posted by Tall Ships America on October 3, 2012

SSV Robert C. Seamans

Today, SSV Robert C. Seamans will leave San Diego as part of SEA‘s second research trip dedicated to the study of plastic marine debris, Plastics at SEA: North Pacific Expedition 2012. The ship will sail 2500nm on a cruise track extending 1500nm west of San Diego and then turning south towards Honolulu. Along the way, 38 students, scientists and sailors will document and study the impact plastics have on the ocean ecosystem and will provide us with updated estimates on floating plastics concentration.

Here is a short video explaining the voyage mission and scientific goals:


Follow the expedition on the website http://www.sea.edu/plastics/, which will be updated daily with multimedia content including posts from award-winning author and journalist Jonathan Waterman.  Jon will also be writing weekly posts for National Geographic that will appear at http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/ as part of the Society’s “Ocean Views” news.  This year there will be a K-12 outreach page to the expedition website, where students in ten partner schools from around the country will submit questions that the expedition team will answer from sea.  A major goal of this expedition is outreach and education to schoolchildren, educators, and the public.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: