Belfast Area High School’s Marine Studies students analyze plankton, practice with remote devices

Sun, 09/26/2021 - 11:30am

BELFAST — Belfast Area High School students in the Marine Studies class of Lisa White and Chip Lagerbom have been doing plankton net collections down at the Belfast Town Dock and then identifying and studying the phytoplankton and zooplankton types collected.

They have also been working in the pool with the school's ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) mastering the controls and learning how to pilot and navigate the vehicle.

Marine Studies students have also been exploring local maritime-related history and economics and ocean science in this semester-long elective.

To learn more, please contact BAHS teachers Dave Thomas, Lisa White or Chip Lagerbom for more information.