Oregon Field Course

Pacific Northwest Field Course!

Pacific Northwest Field Course!

The Florida Tech Biological Oceanography class “Pacific Coastal Environments” is hosted in the Pacific Northwest by the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) of the University of Oregon.  The goal for this course is to expose Florida [...]

Light a fire!

Light a fire!

Friday, May 18, third entry.  The time has come for the Florida Tech Biological Oceanography students to say good-bye to Oregon and return to our tropical paradise of Melbourne, Florida. We decided to end our trip [...]

Get a spine!

Get a spine!

Friday, May 18, second entry.  As Liza handles a walrus skull (note tusk sockets!), the Florida Tech Biological Oceanography students get ready to spend an hour or two in the Birds and Mammals Lab/Museum.  This was a change [...]

Ouch!

Ouch!

Sometimes you get the crab … and sometimes the crab gets you! The Biological Oceanography students from Florida Tech encountered all sorts of fascinating marine life, and sometimes terrestrial life, during the Pacific Coastal Environments course. The [...]

Deep-Sea Devils

Deep-Sea Devils

Friday, May 18 – Once we were done with our big farewell cleanup of our lab and dorms, we set out to learn a few more things about the lab.  One of the courses being taught at [...]

Puffin? You Otter Know!

Puffin? You Otter Know!

Thursday, May 17, third entry – The Florida Tech Biological Oceanography students visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium! There was so much to see at the aquarium. There were excellent intertidal invertebrate and tidepool displays.   There [...]

Marine Science Center

Marine Science Center

Thursday, May 17, second entry – Hatfield Marine Science Center. Florida Tech Biological Oceanography was pleasantly surprised to find that the Hatfield Marine Science Center of OSU offered a considerable amount of beautiful displays intended for [...]

Sea Lion Caves

Sea Lion Caves

Thursday, May 17 – Sea Lion Caves! All of us Florida Tech Biological Oceanographers have been looking forward to our road trip North along the Pacific Coast Highway (US 101).  The first stop of the morning was [...]

Baby Drifters

Baby Drifters

Wednesday, May 16 – Plankton Sampling.  The Florida Tech Oceanography students went out on the 20-foot boat, the Pugettia, to collect plankton. We towed for just a couple of minutes and the samples rapidly filled with thick [...]

Whack, Back, and Crack!

Whack, Back, and Crack!

Tuesday, May 15, third entry.  With 15 or more legal Dungeness and Red Rock crabs, the Biological Oceanography students at Florida Tech settled in for a crab feast.  There are two easy ways to prepare – [...]