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16 CofC students take to the sea for course

CHARLESTON, SC -

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Sixteen South Carolina college students hope to sail through their biology and geology classes this month on a two-week cruise to Bermuda.

The College of Charleston students majoring in marine biology and geology along with three professors set sail this weekend. They will gather water data and sea samples and will spend 10 days at Cape Cod with different scientists.

The course is being done in conjunction with the Sea Education Association. The nonprofit organization based in Massachusetts focuses on sailing education and deploying oceanographic gear.

The South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium in Charleston provided a grant to cover 40 percent of the program's cost and the college paid for the rest.

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