Friday, October 31, 2008

Cool fish!

This year in New Bedford we caught a fish we do not often catch!

This is a Flying Gurnard (Dactylopterus volitans). Check out that blue coloration! It is a bottom dwelling fish related to the sea robin and has spines all over it's head, including two that extend from the gill covers. Thanks to the Our Sisters School in New Bedford for sending us the pictures!

Friday, October 10, 2008

New Bedford, Mass

Thank you to all of our schools who came aboard the Enviro-Lab in New Bedford, Massachusetts!

If you were wondering what happens in New Bedford, here is a peak:

Students help haul a trawl net into the Enrivo-Lab

and they have a chance to help identify organisms through scientific exploration