Huntsman Marine Science Centre: Decrease Canada School 2019

Final week on campus we had Grade 12 college students from Decrease Canada School that travelled from Montreal to study concerning the marine atmosphere of the Bay of Fundy. Beneath are a couple of photographs from their keep in St. Andrews.

The scholars went on the Huntsman analysis vessel, the Fundy Spray, to gather marine specimens and oceanographic knowledge.


Zooplankton and phytoplankton samples collected by the scholars. 

Figuring out and drawing plankton species from the pattern.

View by means of the microscope at 40x.

View by means of the microscope at 100x. 

Classification lab utilizing reside marine invertebrates.

This scallop brought about fairly a stir within the lab with it motion. Plus have a look at all these eyes!

Making a dichotomous key for seaweeds.

On the shore at low tide.

Gathering knowledge on the seaweed and animals dwelling within the intertidal zone.

We bought to see North Atlantic Proper Whales! This was a particular expertise as these whales are endangered, with a inhabitants of solely about 400.

Particular person proper whales might be recognized by the callosities on their heads. 


We additionally bought nice views of basking sharks! These are the second largest fish on the planet they usually eat tiny meals by filter feeding. We additionally noticed fin whales, a minke whale, bald eagles, harbour and gray seals, and porpoises.

Basking shark head by means of the water. Are you able to see the gill slits?

Whereas right here the scholars additionally labored on impartial initiatives.

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