While here the students also went on a wildlife cruise with Quoddy Link Marine. Click on the link for pictures and a sightings account for their trip.
Collection trip on the Huntsman research vessel, the Fundy Spray.
Identifying plankton collected while on the Fundy Spray.
A look through the microscope at 40x magnification. A barnacle larva almost ready to settle out of the plankton layer to the bottom of the bay.
Exploring the beach at low tide.
The students were excited to find crabs!
And sea stars!
Lifting up the rocks to find the animals hiding underneath.
How many green crabs do you see?
Touring the historic summer estate of Sir William Van Horne (the man with the black beard beside the man driving the last spike). He was instrumental in the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway.
The new exhibit of Van Horne's model ship collection. The summer estate on Ministers Island is accessed at low tide on a sand bar road.
Conducting an experiment with urchins and sea stars.
Trying to see if size affects the flipping rate of these animals.
Students adding their data to the class set.
Studying fish anatomy through art.
One of the completed fish drawings.
Searching the beach for invasive green crabs.
Some rocks had handfuls of crabs underneath!
Students found females with eggs attached.
During the one hour session data was gathered on the size and gender of 300 crabs!