Northeast Fisheries Science Center:

On Friday, October 13, 2006, students and staff participated in an Open House at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Milford. The lab conducts both aquaculture and habitat research. Students were able to view, first hand, the work that is done there: testing for bacteria and viruses; growing algae for food sources; developing breeding techniques for scallops and oysters; x-raying organisms for defects and examining what they consume; and, implanting sensors in fish to track movement. A highlight of the trip was the "touch" tank. Students were able to handle horseshoe crabs, blue crabs, skates, flounder, scallops, oysters, hermit crabs, snails and other organisms native to Long Island Sound.