Day Four – Monday 4/2
Night fishing was a success and it sounds like we have plenty of fish for dinner Thursday evening. Students caught a variety of fish as well as a shark and they attracted a sea turtle that followed their boat.
Day four each year is a busy day for all of our students. They have been working on a small density study project where they go to an assigned ecosystem and take a quadrat or transect line and count numbers of organisms in several locations. As an eating group, they work on analyzing the data collected and put that into a report. The groups also begin work on their culminating project which is a similar but larger study of their choice, in a location of their choice. The 2nd year students help facilitate this work as well as go to their own locations. The art students have been working on their pieces so check out the photos to see what they are up to!
Highlights today include dolphins playing in the bay in the morning and again before dusk, a stingray hanging out by the dock, a sea turtle interacting with a couple of our kayakers, snorkeling in a channel with a nurse shark, and collecting specimens at the rocky coast.