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Oceanus: Field Trip Summer 2000

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Oceanus Telecourse Floating Laboratory Field Trip
Science 112:  Introduction to Oceanography

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Above- Testing Water Chemistry

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What:  Become marine scientists while at sea for 4 hours
(Note:  This is not an optional trip; it is a part of the regularly scheduled class; contact me if there are extenuating circumstances that will prevent you from going.)

WhenSaturday, July 14, 2001:  09:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Where:  Ocean Institute, Dana Point, aboard the 70' R/V Sea Explorer

Cost$24 (non-refundable) per student.   Fees are to be paid to the Cuyamaca College cashier by July 07, 2001.

This is what oceanography is all about!  Be there!  Experience the excitement!  Enrich your life!

Aboard the Sea Explorer you will be performing hands-on sampling and analysis in order to apply scientific processes.  This year's students will monitor the effects of ENSO by measuring changes in surface water temperatures, chlorophyll concentrations and plankton and fish diversity.

Activities will include observations at both a bird station and marine mammals at a whistle bouy, specimen sampling using a biological dredge, Peterson Grab Sampler, otter trawl net and plankton net.  Students will complete data sheets and rotate through the various stations.  These stations will include:

  • Navigation on bridge
  • Secchi disk
  • Water chemistry at port and starboard davits
  • Fish identification at sort tank
  • Mud Animal identification on bow and
  • Plankton identification and classification in wet lab

Data sheets will be compiled in a field book to be turned in for CREDIT.

What to Take: 

  • Jacket
  • Rubber-soled shoes
  • Hat (w/cord works best)
  • Sun-screen
  • Pens/pencils for recording data
  • Camera w/film (optional)
  • Money for snacks (optional)
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Extra pants and shoes (optional)
  • Seasickness remedies (optional)
  • Lunch for after trip (optional)

Tips for avoiding seasickness:

  • Eat a good breakfast before the cruise -AVOID SWEETS
  • Anti-motion medication (Marazine or Bonine) should be taken at least 30 minutes before boarding.

Directions to the Ocean Institute:   Northbound I-5.  Exit off I-5 at Beach Cities Exit.  Turn left at Dana Point Harbor Drive.  Continue all the way to the end of the road into the Ocean Institute's parking lot.

For further information contact Mrs. Batterson-Rossi


Updated: 12/09/13