|Students connect the trash filled water and recent storm.|
Our portion of the hoped for 1 billion oysters is quite small...around 45 of them. But they are paving the way for more. Our data will be used to determine if our site is a good one to re-establish these water filtering, reef habitat building, flood preventing species. So we were told by John and Ella, two BOP associates.
|They need eco-sausages around here to absorb the stormwater.|
|Ella and John explaining BOP project.|
|John opening oyster cage. Ella was there too.|
|Ella being documented documenting fish found in cage.|
The fish we found was a blackfish: (Tautoga onitis)
|Counting and measuring oysters.|
|Looks like we didn't lose any oysters and each string gained mass.|
|Robert, BNS dad, and scientist helped kids measure water quality|
After measuring kids sieved the water surrounding the cage.
We found anemones, barnacles, newly forming mussels, and amphipods.
|Found evidence of oysters spawning. |
Excited to be "oyster uncles."