Sunday, November 30, 2008

Lighted Boat Parade

Last night was the Mystic Holiday Boat Parade and Toy Drive which takes place on the Mystic River. Local boats compete for such titles as "Miss Mystic" and "Most Charismatic Crew". For the 2nd year in a row, the Envirolab III was all decked out with very ocean themed Christmas lights and decorations, and beautiful sea creature cut outs made by Megan Barker, Kirsten Tomlinson, Chris Dodge, Anthony Wasley, and Danielle Banko.

As you can probably guess, the Project O gang won "Most Charismatic Crew" for our holiday cheer!

This is a photo that was in the Living section of The Day newspaper today as we dock in downtown Mystic. What a beautiful shot!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

New addition to the wet lab

If you've been inside the Project Oceanology building recently, you may have noticed a new addition to our wet lab.

Thanks to the hard work of instructors Anthony Wasley and Chris Dodge, there are now two beautiful salt water tanks. The smaller is 120 gallons, and the larger is 220 gallons. These tanks will be used to display our local marine life, and can be seen from inside Fin's Cafe if you feel like having some lunch while observing the animals.

Currently the tanks house seastars, a seahorse, a pipefish, black sea bass, a northern puffer, a lobster, porgy, spider crabs, a rock crab, and flounder.

All the PVC piping for the plumbing was done by Anthony and Chris! Great job, guys!