WISE Students Conduct Water Quality Research

WISE Students Conduct Water Quality Research photo
The Women in Science and Engineering students Eilis Casey and Elle Schepis along with their coach, SWR science teacher Lori Racaniello, embarked on Stony Brook University’s SoMAS Research Vessel out of Southampton. The students participated in water quality research and observed the flora and fauna of the Shinnecock Bay. They were able to observe local fish, crabs, invertebrates, algae, sea gulls, egrets, cormorants, osprey and ducks. The naturalist on board described the history of the area and the environmental concerns and local human impact on the waters and wildlife, and what the students could do to become stewards of the area.