Summer Term @Ross students in the Marine Science course are using the shores of Long Island as a laboratory in an effort to learn more about the local marine environment. According to instructor Rachel Gruzen, the goal of the course is for students to explore the area’s biodiversity and the environmental issues that affect the region. Throughout the term, students will travel to locations featuring different ecologies, like Sagaponack Lake and Napeague Harbor.
This week, students visited Accabonac Harbor in Springs, one of East Hampton’s most diverse tidal marsh systems. After collecting specimens along the shore, they conducted water quality testing and identified and cataloged the species they caught.
To see more images from the Marine Science trip to Accabonac Harbor, please click here.