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Title: Marine Science Field Trip Introduction


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Marine Science Field Trip Introduction
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Stockton Marine Science and Environmental Field
Station
  • Located off of the Mullica River
  • Mullica River empties into the Great Bay
  • The Great Bay empties into the Atlantic Ocean

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  • Designated as the Jacques Cousteau National
    Estuarine Research Reserve (JCNERR)
  • NOAA funded program
  • Designated in October of 1997

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My Position (1996)
  • Faculty support
  • co-teach in field and laboratory
  • Support research/courses in general
  • Facility management
  • Scheduling
  • Maintenance
  • Purchasing
  • Director of marine operations
  • Safety program
  • Dive program

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Boating Safety year round
  • Medical needs must inform me
  • Eat properly day of trip
  • Non-swimmers?
  • Other concerns?
  • Boarding a boat carefully
  • While underway PFDs on
  • Getting off the boat
  • To assist or not to assistfending off, etc.?
  • Questions?

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Your experience...
  • Unique undergraduate experience
  • Get involved
  • Ask questions
  • Use each piece of equipment
  • Form partnerships
  • Record data in pencil, use a clipboard/rubber
    band
  • Consider classroom knowledge while afield

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Experience continued
  • Act responsibly
  • You can lose field privileges
  • Negatively affect you overall course grade
  • This experience will get you jobs
  • Field Station and CRC
  • RUMFS
  • NJDEP
  • Summer and year-round positions, resume builders

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Activities
  • Boating experience in general
  • Environment experience
  • Seining
  • Trawling
  • Water quality sampling
  • Sediment sampling
  • Coring activities

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Field work, equipment and other hazards
  • Be wary of equipment on deck
  • Strain on anchor and trawl lines
  • Entanglement
  • Bottom grabs wear gloves
  • Seining wear shoes/booties/waders
  • Formaldehyde gloves/goggles
  • Handling fish some w/ hard spines

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Field Station facilities
  • Teaching laboratory
  • Faculty research spaces
  • Aquaculture laboratory
  • Dry lab/physical science lab
  • Repair facilities
  • Offices of Manager and CRC
  • Waterfront mooring for R/Vs

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Personal equipment/clothing
  • Weather highly variable
  • Early season dress light colored clothes, be
    prepared to get wet
  • Later season consider waders, warmer clothes
  • Sunblock even when cloudy
  • Bug spray
  • Water/food

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Other important knowledge
  • Where you are
  • Travel from Nacote Creek Mullica River -
    across Great Bay
  • Little Egg Inlet area
  • Little Egg Harbor Bay
  • Back Brigantine Bays
  • Up rivers Mullica, Bass and Wading
  • Communication
  • VHF radio field station/USCG, Ch 82
  • Cell Phone boat cell phone has list of
    important numbers

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652-4486, or x4486 from campus
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