Students Travel to Maine to Study Marine Biology
During the Fall Break, a group of 16 SUNY Oneonta students traveled to the coast of Maine to study invertebrate animals and marine biology. They visited the Darling Marine Center, a field station of the University of Maine, where they spent three intensive days sampling from a variety of marine habitats. Students were immersed in the marine environment with the ultimate goal of observing as many marine animals as possible. Activities included a ride on a research vessel upon which students collected open water samples, a visit to a tidal mud flat, and a visit to an intertidal zone. Students learned about the importance of fisheries in Maine firsthand and were also introduced to the delights of cooking and eating seafood. The trip enabled the students to apply what they had learned in the classroom back on the SUNY Oneonta campus.