While on campus the students completed field work and conducted behaviour experiments in the lab. Below are a few photos of the students hard at work.
In the lab preparing to study intertidal zonation by identifying and sketching seaweeds and invertebrates.
Collecting periwinkles for a mark/recapture project.
Periwinkles marked with nail polish.
Measuring elevation during the zonation project.
Counting the animals and seaweeds in each quadrat.
Does size affect the flipping rate of sea stars and urchins?
The sea stars are pretty flexible!
Students developed their own experiments. Testing the osmoregulation capabilities of intertidal animals such as sea stars and green crabs.
Testing the strength of various echinoderms.
Do periwinkles prefer a specific seaweed?
Does temperature affect the flipping rate of sea stars?