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OUR PROGRAMS - MARINE INVESTIGATIONS
CORAL ECOLOGY - NEARSHORE
ECOLOGY - COASTAL ECOLOGY
EVENING PROGRAMS - VAN TRIPS
LABS/SNORKELING/WADING TRIPS AT NHMI- DAYTIME PROGRAM #3
Lesser-known invertebrates such as hydroids, tunicates and bryozoans thrive
on submerged docks and pilings. Students closely examine these fouling organisms.
Hands-on activities, a question and answer session, and a chance to observe
sharks make this a favorite program of students and teachers.
Cassiopeia (Upside-down jellyfish) are collected and then exposed
to changes in physical conditions that occur in their natural habitat. Students
monitor changes in pulsation rate, record and analyze data and then release
Within the myriad canals of many sponges live hundreds of invertebrates.
Students examine the canals and observe and record the creatures found within
them. Annelid worms and snapping shrimp are some of the most common inhabitants.
External and internal anatomy of bony fishes are discussed and examined.
Activities may include fish printing (on tee shirts or paper), fish dissection
(for older students) and comparisons between bony and cartilaginous fishes.
Students collect animals such as fiddler crabs, segmented worms and sea
stars ("starfish") and design experiments to monitor various behaviors,
including defense, feeding, reproduction and competition.
External and internal anatomy of cephalopods will be discussed and examined.
This dissection lab is one of the most popular marine investigations.