Marine Biology 2012

Seventeen students, 2 student researchers, and 3 faculty members studied at the college’s J.N. Roth Marine Biology station for 21 days over May-term, where they saw…..

….. 3 manatees, 4 dolphins, dozens of urchins, thousands of Penicullus capitatus (a green alga), and millions of copepods.  The students completed their own independent research projects during the trip, studying everything from the effects of boat propeller scars on seagrass (Thalassia testudinum) beds to the movement patterns of sea urchins (Lytechinus variegatus).

Photo credits: Greg Thiessen, Nate Day, Jody Saylor, & Ryan Sensenig