Oceanography Lab and Research Cruise
Water sampling, salinity, temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, currents, turbidity, benthic grab, and trawl. Data is analyzed during evening lab.
organism collection and sampling for various environmental parameters, species diversity, distribution, adaptation.
dichotomous keys, field guides and microscopes are used to examine and identify fish, invertebrates, zooplankton and phytoplankton collected in earlier field trips.
Identification of flora and fauna, food webs, trophic levels, nutrient cycles, marsh formation and tidal zonation.
Littoral currents, wave energy, beach formation, sediment
deposition, distribution of flora and fauna, ecological succession
forest ecology, flora, fauna, special emphasis given to birds if requested.
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