Huntsman Marine Science Centre: Bell Excessive College

This week on campus we welcomed college students from Bell Excessive College of the Ottawa-Carleton District College Board. The scholars explored marine biology, life within the maritimes and a little bit of historical past round St. Andrews and Grand Manan Island. Under are a couple of images from their travels in New Brunswick.

On the analysis vessel, the Fundy Spray, sorting and counting benthic invertebrates.

We discovered sea stars.

We additionally discovered scallops, from tiny…

…to very large!

Plankton collected whereas on the analysis vessel.

Taking a look a the plankton utilizing the microscopes.

Copepods are a quite common zooplankton. Considered at 40x magnification.

There are numerous totally different species of phytoplankton. Considered at 100x magnification.

Its all the time wonderful to see the life in a drop of seawater!

Studying about lobster fishing with Captain Peter on Grand Manan Island.

Exploring the intertidal zone at low tide.

There have been numerous animals hiding beneath the rocks within the tide pool!

Accumulating a couple of animals to review within the lab.

Squeals of enjoyment when the scholars discovered crabs!

Strolling throughout the sand bar to Ministers Island. At excessive tide this bar is roofed by water and the island is simply accessible by boat.

Touring the barn at Ministers Island. A quick little bit of historical past blended with the marine biology. The island was the summer time property of Sir William Van Horne beginning within the Eighteen Nineties. He was an essential individual in Canadian historical past and was instrumental in getting the railway accomplished throughout Canada. 

Drawing, describing and figuring out invertebrates collected all through the week.

This feminine crab with eggs was discovered on the seaside. 

Stunning brittle star!

College students divided into teams to work on 5 totally different behaviour experiments. These college students have been testing the power of sea stars, urchins and blood stars.

Testing to see if temperature impacts the feeding price of barnacles.

Does measurement have an effect on the flipping price of sea urchins?

Or sea stars?

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