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Seward Marine Science Explorer Program

The five-hour field trip is divided between cruising Resurrection Bay and participating in four different learning stations.

Information and Materials Presented

  • Sea water composition
  • Discussion of food chains and ecosystems using local examples
  • Marine mammal and seabird adaptations
  • Collection and examination of plankton

Students Will Experience

  • Five-hour cruise from Seward aboard the m/v Fjordland
  • Collect water samples
  • Use thermometers and hydrometers to determine temperature, density and salinity of water samples
  • Use Secchi disk to determine turbidity of water samples
  • Use plankton nets to collect samples for examination under microscopes
  • View mammals and sea birds in their natural habitat
  • Observe local organisms in our on-board aquarium

Each 30-minute learning station is staffed by one instructor. We ask that each school group be accompanied by a teacher or chaperone.

To make reservations or obtain further information, call 1-800-270-1238 and ask for the Marine Science Explorer desk or email us.

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