Monday, 23 June 2014 Ocean Concepts Day

Ocean Concepts Day

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - On Ocean Concepts Day, the the campers were taught about the different zones of the ocean (beaches, estuaries, epipelagic, mesopelagic and bathypelagic).  This group learned about the diversity and importance of the photosynthesizing organisms (phytoplankton) in the open ocean epipelagic zone (plankton rock).  After understanding their need to stay in the sunlight zone, the girls designed and built their own plankton species and tested their ability to stay afloat in a water column.