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Kids Explore the Seas on SB Southampton’s RV Peconic

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Southampton, NY - 6/12/15 - Students from Mrs. Taddeo's and Mrs. Leszczynski's fourth grade classes at the Tuckahoe School participate in an exploration of Shinnecock Bay aboard the RV Peconic from the Marine Sciences Center at Stony Brook Southampton in Southampton, NY June 12, 2015.    (Photo by Gordon M. Grant / Stony Brook University)
Photo by Gordon M. Grant / Stony Brook University

On June 12, 25 fourth graders from Tuckahoe Elementary School became marine scientists for the day when they joined Christopher Paparo, director of Stony Brook Southampton’s Marine Sciences Research Center, aboard the RV Peconic for an exploration of Shinnecock Bay. During their interactive expedition the students got hands-on experience using the same equipment Stony Brook researchers use to study Long Island’s fascinating marine estuary. They tested water salinity, temperature and turbidity; they examined the bottom sediments; and they sampled some of the flora and fauna that are native to Shinnecock Bay.

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