The Portsmouth Abbey Marine & Environmental Science class recently took a field trip to the Zephyr Education Foundation at Woods Hole, MA. Students spent the morning on the water trawling, capturing underwater footage with a remote underwater vehicle (ROV), and identifying local species such as sea urchins, fish, sea stars, varieties of crabs and sponges, and other assorted worms, mollusks, crustaceans and echinoderms. The group was granted special access to the Marine Biological Lab where they spoke with one of the lab’s scientists and observed a number of marine species in their touch tanks. Other highlights included exploring the WHOI exhibit, seeing parts of the original Alvin deep-sea submersible and walking around the Woods Hole Marine Park.
View a photo gallery from the trip.