Join College of the Atlantic masters student Kate Pelmeier and her Allied Whale undergraduate assistants aboard the Schoodic Ferry as they continue and expand our visual marine mammal survey program. Help Kate locate and collect data on harbor porpoise, harbor seals, grey seals and perhaps even an occasional minke whale as we cross the Bay. Passengers wishing to collect data for the survey can do so on any iDevice using the app AnecData. Passenger materials for this program supported by the Schoodic Community Fund.
Wednesdays – Saturdays, June 13 – September 1, with limited surveys to continue in September (dates TBA)
This program operates an every other week schedule.
June 13 – 16: 7:50am, 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:15am, and 2:30pm
June 20 – 23: 10:00am, 11:15am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:45pm, and 5:00pm
Weekly alternation of survey times continues through September 1
Join 2018 Schoodic Ferry Intern Analise Wittenberg as she helps Schoodic Ferry captain Dr. Kaitlyn Mullen take a closer look at micromarine habitats in Frenchman Bay. Learn how salt content and temperature change over water column depth, and how that affects the surface currents that drive plankton growth – kicking off the entire ocean food chain! Observe current speeds and water clarity, and for those passengers who are interested, help us discover how Frenchman Bay’s pH changes over time. Learn how physical factors like pH and current speed affect lobsters, crabs, urchins and other fish. This program is partially supported by Frenchman Bay Partners.
Mondays – Tuesdays, June 11 – August 17, with limited surveys to continue in September (dates TBA)
June 11 – 12: 7:50am, 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:15am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm
June 18 – August 17: 7:50am, 9:00am, and 10:00am
Join 2018 Schoodic Ferry Intern Analise Wittenberg as she conducts plankton and microplastics surveys of the interior of Frenchman Bay. As part of her College of the Atlantic undergraduate degree, Analise will be developing survey methods during June and July trips, and counting plankton and microplastics in August. Help Analise identify plankton, and have the chance to see larger microplastics with your own eyes. Passengers wishing to participate should be prepared to get your hands wet! Passenger materials for this program supported by the Unity Foundation and the Schoodic Community Fund.
Mondays – Tuesdays, June 18 – August 17, with limited surveys to continue in September (dates TBA)
June 18 – August 17: 11:15am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm
All data post-processed in partnership with the College of the Atlantic Geographic Information Systems Lab and Frenchman Bay Research Boating staff.
Providing affordable, sustainable public marine transportation to the Frenchman Bay community while simultaneously conducting marine monitoring studies.