Recent Independent Study Projects
Independent study is popular among our students. Recent projects include heat shocking oysters; studying the effects of ocean acidification on oysters; breeding clownfish under a number of different variables including tank size, size of mates, and cross breeding between different color morphs; determining the economics of wild raised aquaculture oysters versus lab raised aquaculture oysters. One senior worked to enhance our salt water reef tank by incorporating small polyp stony corals (SPS), similar to the type of coral being researched by Tabor students in our REEF Program. Another student designed and built a tank exhibit for local species; and another hopes to publish his work researching concentrations of microplastics in local fish populations.