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.

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Ship track in Puget Sound main basin

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