Race Rocks exploration – 11 April 2013

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Both first year classes of Marine Science students visited Race Rocks on Thursday 11 April in order to measure abiotic factors in the rocky intertidal zone and to compile a species list.  B block students braved the elements in the morning and although I didn’t take any photos of them on the island, they were great explorers and we all survived despite the very windy weather…

Keira Emilio Mikelle Taran PCAmalia asleep

D block students were very fortunate in two ways – the sun was shining on them and they were accompanied by Garry Fletcher, Educational Director of Race Rocks.

Garry & DavisGarry & Marc Garry & followersGarry tidepool

Sophia

Abiotic factors such as water temperature and salinity were recorded…TS meterNotetakersElliot & EmilySophia green pool

And a few species observed & recorded…

Elephant sealsElephant sealRocky intertidalP1010218

Then it was back to Pearson College again…

Students & towerSteph & Johan

Thanks to Laila for the D block photos!

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