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OUR PROGRAMS - COASTAL ECOLOGY
CORAL ECOLOGY - NEARSHORE ECOLOGY - MARINE
PROGRAMS - VAN TRIPS
SNORKELING OR WADING AT NHMI-
DAYTIME PROGRAM #4
A trip to Horseshoe Island or
other mangrove shores offers students the chance to wade and/or
snorkel around mangrove trees. The associated plants and animals
are observed and discussed. Examples of both scrub and fringing
mangrove forests are within a short wade from NHMI shores.
offshore islands and shallow waters around NHMI, resplendent with
marine life, are a wonderful option for a kayak trip.
Mangroves, sea grasses, algae, sponges, spiny lobster nursery
areas, and seabird rookeries can be studied within a short
"paddle" from NHMI shores. This is an excellent way to
see some of the pristine areas of the Coupon Bight Aquatic
Turtle grass beds abound in the shallow water of Coupon Bight
Aquatic Preserve adjacent to NHMI. In a program designed for older
students, the NHMI Instructor leads students through a transect of
a seagrass bed. Students collect and later analyze data on biomass
and seagrass bed profiles.