UNH Discovery Cruises Explore
By Kathleen Schmitt
Coastal Beauty and Marine Science
NH Sea Grant
May 9, 2002
Members of the media are invited to join any cruise (see schedule below).
Contact Barbara Pinto-Maurer at 603-749-1565 or e-mail Barbara.Pinto@unh.edu
for more information.
DURHAM, N.H. -- Join the University of New
Hampshire Marine Docents this summer for a Discovery Cruise through the
Great Bay Estuary, or to the Isles of Shoals aboard the university's research
vessel, the Gulf Challenger.
The Marine Docents will answer questions about the area's history and
coastal environments while guiding you through activities such as catching
plankton and testing water clarity. Hold a crab in your hand and see creatures
like anemones and sea stars up close. Find out what UNH researchers are
learning about marine and estuarine environments.
The cruises are informal, allowing time for both education and relaxation.
You'll be able to take photographs of the sights, chat with a docent,
or visit the captain in the pilothouse.
Great Bay Discovery Cruises travel up the Piscataqua River into Little
Bay/Great Bay Estuary, with a stop at Adams Point for a tour of the Jackson
Estuarine Laboratory. The Isles of Shoals Discovery Cruises stop at Appledore
Island, with a tour of the Shoals Marine Lab. Both cruises leave from
the Portsmouth Fish Pier.
For more information or to make a reservation, please call NH Sea Grant
at 603-749-1565, or e-mail Barbara.Pinto@unh.edu. Reservations will be
taken on a first come-first served basis and should be made at least five
days prior to cruise date. Children 10 and older are welcome with an adult.
Discovery Cruises are sponsored by N.H. Sea Grant, the UNH/NOAA Cooperative
Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (CICEET),
and UNH Cooperative Extension.
Great Bay Discovery Cruise dates for 2002:
(includes a stop at Jackson Estuarine Laboratory)
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, June 15
Monday, July 1
Sunday, July 21
Tuesday, July 30
Thursday, August 1
Friday, August 9
Saturday, August 10
Saturday, October 5
Isles of Shoals Discovery Cruise dates for 2002:
(includes a stop at Appledore Island and Shoals Marine Laboratory)
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, July 7
Saturday, July 13
Saturday, July 27
Sunday, July 28
Saturday, August 3
Sunday, August 11
Saturday, August 17
Sunday, August 18
Saturday, August 24
Sunday, August 25
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