The Easternmost Scavenger Hunt!

A few weeks ago, the Three Seas students headed to Lubec, Maine, the easternmost point in the continental United States. Part of their coursework for the Marine Invertebrate Zoology ad Marine Botany course involved the annual Cobscook Bay intertidal scavenger hunt. Students were given 2 hours to find as many invertebrates and algae, then spent the next 4 hours identifying them. The 5 groups collected and identified more than 75 species of algae and invertebrates in this short time! 

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West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, and easternmost point in the continental U.S.
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Students scour the intertidal looking for invertebrates and algae
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West Quoddy Head State Park
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Waiting for the tide to fall to access tide pools
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One group found a kelp more than 9 feet long!
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Science and snacks! Eating intertidal snails, the common periwinkle. Anything is good cooked with garlic and butter!
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Hard at work identifying invertebrates and algae

 

Content and photos contributed by Dr. Tara Duffy

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