Tuesday, June 24, 2008

June 17 - 18 - Zonta International Sponsored "Young Women in Science"

Our first "Young Women in Science" cruise this year began at Suttons Bay with an safety and sailing orientation dockside. We then trawled for fish and did a limnology station in Suttons Bay. Following this we had a fine sail to Bowers Harbor where we picked up an additional student before proceeding to anchor in the lee of Power Island. The weather was cool (52 deg. for the high) and damp, but it was still a good day.

The night watch was uneventful and the dawn brought a brighter sky but few sunny periods. We trawled again at Bowers Harbor and did a second limnology station off Power Island. We then sailed to Traverse City as our students worked on their research projects. We did a final trawl in the lower West Arm of Grand Traverse Bay and sampled for plankton while hove to in 80 feet of water.

The students presented their research results to their parents at the dock in Elmwood Township.

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