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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

May 14, 2014

C252 Web Blog - 14 May 2014

Torey Bowser, University of Maine


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Ship's Log

Dockside in New York City
15.2 °C, humid and cloudy

Once upon a time in a land far far away from Bermuda there was a group of young adventurers….

Today we went to the New York Aquarium on Coney Island. We heard a talk about the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Seascape project, and their work with sharks and eels. We were treated to a behind the scenes look at the exhibits that are currently on display. Unfortunately much of the aquarium is still under repair from Hurricane Sandy. Despite the loss there is an air of hope as the aquarium is hoping to be fully restored with a new exhibit featuring sharks by 2016. Speaking of sharks we got to watch the trainers feed the sharks, sea turtles, and even a rough sting ray. After we watched the shark feeding we went to watch the sea lion show. It was one of the most adorable things that I have ever seen. After the show we got a meet and greet with one of the trainers and the sea lion Bruiser. The trainer asked Bruiser to give each one of us a kiss on the cheek. This is actually a social behavior that sea lions perform called a breath exchange that helps them to identify other sea lions. It was a really great day filled with some lasting experiences.

Shout out to all of my family (I will be home soon!) and to all of my friends (no whale sharks).

- Torey

Categories: Corwith Cramer,Marine Biodiversity & Conservation, • Topics: c252  port stops  new york city • (0) Comments


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