Photos: 2010 BIOS Marine Science Day

November 22, 2010

Hundreds of locals converged upon the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] Ferry reach campus as they held their annual Marine Science Day this past Saturday [Nov 20].

Activities were on offer that sparked the imaginations of visitors of all ages; wacky science [see videos here], mini research cruises, puppet show, BIOS’s remotely operated mini submarine zoomed around in Ferry Reach controlled on land by members of the public, tours of the HSBC Atlantic Explorer as well as numerous scientific displays.


“Our students need to be inspired and awed by science and all the opportunities it can open up for them,” said JP Skinner, BIOS’s Education Officer. “At Marine Science Day, they can meet real scientists who use the same chemistry, biology and physics principles they’re learning in school. They can actually see what’s possible and all the mysteries that are out there waiting to be unravelled.”

BIOS is an independent non-profit science and education center which was founded in 1903 to take advantage of Bermuda’s ideal location for deep-ocean and coral reef research and education. In addition to the biofuel research, disciplines such as marine invertebrate zoology, coral reef ecology, chemical and physical oceanography, animal physiology and carbonate geology are also studied.

You can view a photo gallery of the ‘Wacky Science’ at BIOS’s Marine Science Day here, and videos from the day here.

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