An environmental science teacher and her students at Waterford High School in Waterford, CT are currently participating in a COSEE-TEK lead citizen science project to monitor water born pesticides and marine invertebrate communities in Niantic Bay area, Long Island Sound, and throughout the U.S.
In October 2011, the team deployed a basic observation buoy (BOB) at Mago Point in the Eastern portion of Long Island Sound. The buoy is equipped with an Onset Hobo temperature and light sensor, settling plates to measure seasonal recruitment of marine invertebrates, and ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) sensors to passively sample organic contaminants. They will be collecting data from this buoy over the course of 2011/2012 and posting their findings as “resources” on the COSEE-TEK website. Click the point on the map to access data and images from this location.
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