Marine Biology

May 17, 2013

Final Reflections…

I write this from the Miami International Airport.  Yesterday morning students presented their final research presentations – they were excellent and it was evident that students worked…

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May 16, 2013

Tuesday we woke and said goodbye to Dave Ostergren who returned to Goshen. Most students completed a final trip to Triton Flat for data collection.  A few…

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May 14, 2013

The morning began with a lecture on Marine Protected Areas with discussion between Dave (policy) and Ryan (ecology) as a way to emphasize that the attributes of…

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May 13, 2013

The 2013 trip to Layton FL, marks the 47th year of the Goshen College Marine Biology program. HOw a school in Indiana began a program in the…

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May 11, 2013

This morning we walked across the road to Keys Marine Lab for our chartered snorkeling trip to the reef (so we could be on one boat together). …

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May 10, 2013

Octopus nursery…

Today’s trip to the mudflat provided another surprise.  Aspen and her team were completing their data collection (examining the habitat requirements for brittle stars), when she noticed…

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May 9, 2013

More fieldwork…

Another perfect day in the sun.  The conditions today were again spectacular.  One boat of students went to Old Dan Bank and a second to Triton Flats for…

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May 8, 2013

Research Projects Begin!

  Today we went to the field in both the morning and afternoon for snorkeling in order for students to begin their independent research projects.  On Monday…

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May 5, 2013

Friday morning we explored the microscopic world of the marine system. After a lecture on the epipelagic zone we completed several plankton tows to better understand the…

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May 2, 2013

It is official, the 47th Goshen College Marine Biology trip is underway!  Twenty students and two faculty arrived safely at the J.N. Roth Marine Biology station in…

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