Huntsman Marine Science Centre: West Carleton, Sir Robert Borden & Earl of March Faculties

This week on campus we had Grade 11 & 12 college students from West Carleton, Sir Robert Borden & Earl of March Faculties from the Ottawa-Carleton District Faculty Board. We had been very glad to welcome college students from Sir Robert Borden Excessive Faculty for the primary time!

The scholars had been launched to the range of the marine surroundings by way of the gathering of dwell specimens in numerous habitats and observations within the lab. We had been primarily based in St. Andrews, with an in a single day journey to Grand Manan Island. Under are some images from our week. 

Analysis cruise on the Fundy Spray to gather dwell specimens and oceanographic knowledge.

Gathering benthic invertebrates.


Sea stars and blood stars!

Counting and recording what we collected.

How do you inform the gender of a scallop? Feminine gonads are orange, males are white.

We caught a glimpse of the duplicate Santa Maria that was in port.

Plankton collected whereas on the boat.

Figuring out and drawing plankton within the lab.

View of phytoplankton by way of the microscope at 100x magnification.

View at 40x magnification. On this view is copepods and likewise a brittle star larva. 

Lovely day to go to Grand Manan Island on the ferry. The ferry is 1.5 hours.

Swallowtail Lighthouse greets us on the island. College students visited this lighthouse, which has been lately restored.

Whereas whale watching we obtained to see the deserted Gannet Rock Lighthouse. There have been a lot of seals within the water and on the seaweed! 

Lobster fishing 101 with Captain Peter.

Traps being ready for the upcoming lobster season.

Making a dichotomous key of seaweeds collected from the shore.

There was a contest to search out the longest seaweed with the holdfast, stipe and blade.

Gray seal skeleton within the museum.

Humpback whale flipper bones.

Good view of a herring weir as we departed the island.

Invertebrate classification lab utilizing the dwell animals the scholars collected.

Presentation on the life cycle of a lobster.

Behaviour experiment: the impact of temperature on the feeding fee of barnacles.

Testing the energy of various echinoderms, together with this sunstar.

Does dimension have an effect on the flipping fee of sea urchins?

Bell ringer quiz to see how a lot they bear in mind from the week.

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