College Students Involved In Marine Research

June 9, 2015

Two Bermuda College students – Joshua Stephens and Gary Taylor – spent the past weekend with a crew of scientists, and their Environmental Science Lecturer, Amy Harvey, on board the marine research vessel, Sea Dragon.

The group were investigating the biodiversity of sea life in Sargassum seaweed in the Sargasso Sea, and examining marine plastics and the impact such materials have on the ocean.

Expedition group shot

Ms. Harvey described the experience as “amazing”, noting that the students represented the College well.

“The experience not only involved carrying out important scientific research, but also required immense teamwork to sail the boat. It was a hands-on trip in very windy conditions,” she said

Sargasso Sea net

Lead scientist on the expedition was Dr. Robbie Smith [Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo], who invited Ms. Harvey along with the two Environmental Science students to conduct the important research.

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