The IXTHUS—the Biology Department’s 21-foot power boat—is equipped with a Van Dorn-type water sampler to study the water column; a petite ponar benthic grab to study seafloor sediments and animals; a plankton net to study animals that live at the sea surface; several water-quality meters to study water chemistry; and an underwater video camera to study the benthic habitat and animals.
On May 31, several students accompanied Dr. Dorothy Boorse and Dr. Craig Story in a research expedition in Marblehead Harbor.
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