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OUR PROGRAMS - MARINE
CORAL ECOLOGY - NEARSHORE ECOLOGY - COASTAL
PROGRAMS - VAN TRIPS
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.
(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 the jellyfish.
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
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.