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 the Florida Keys on Tuesday. We spent Tuesday evening unloading, unpacking, and un-winding after many hours of traveling. After a warm meal of spaghetti and french bread, we gathered in the lab to discuss the course structure and schedule. Wednesday morning, after a lecture comparing marine systems to terrestrial systems, we headed to the field for our first snorkeling trip. Students practiced their data collecting skills, while collecting samples of various algae, gastropods,…
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