Rainier Scholars – October 2015

Trip Day: Day trip

Location: Puget Sound main basin

Name(s): Rainier Scholars

School/Grade: High School

It was a cool and crisp October morning when the bus with the Rainier Scholar students pulled into the parking area of the Elliot Bay Marina.  In a short amount of time the students were headed down to meet the crew of the S/V Carlyn and venture out onto the main basin of Puget Sound.

S/V Carlyn heading out

S/V Carlyn heading out


The day was full of science and sailing. The student team formulated a hypothesis to test while on the marine water.  The staff mentored the use of the equipment to sample the water for a variety of parameters including temperature, salinity and turbidity.  They also explored the world of the plankton communities collected in nets and viewed through microscopes.


Ship track in Puget Sound main basin

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