Scientists size things up at Marine Science Day
Today, Mr. Alex was seeing how big kids are when compared to a sturgeon. He has never seen a sturgeon.
PhD student Pamela is teaching kids the sizes of marine animals, like different kinds of penguins and scallops!
They both use computers and GPS units. They don't use any microscopes, drones, or nets.
They learned that when you have lots of baby striped bass they eat each other, so you have to feed them a lot. They want people to learn how fish and submarines move up and down in the water. They want to interact with the community. They work in a laboratory and on the Eastern Shore. They don't work in Antarctica. They work year-round. They don't work seasonally or at low or high tide.
Today they are presenting and teaching kids what a sturgeon looks like. They are teaching kids that cownosed rays have one baby so we have to keep the bay clean so they survive.
VIMS Fish Collection
Do you know why they need all these fish? They need all these fish because:
- They are data
- Other people like to use them
- Keep track of introduced species
I am Fresia Kaplan-Meynard. I was born in France, Montpelier.