Sun Otter Tours

Marine Ecology

Marine Ecology

Join us for salt air and science! Learn more about our beaches and marine life from scientists and naturalists dedicated to developing ways to keep our coastline thriving.

We’ll explore marine life on a micro and macro level beginning with a “quick dip” (not us – just a superfine net!) into the bay to collect zooplankton and other creatures that float around unseen by the naked eye.
 
We’ll take our collection over to the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean & Environment’s research facilities and examine it under a microscope with Delaware Sea Grant’s Marine Educator. We’ll identify the plankton and other micro-organisms flourishing in the bay.
 
While we’re there, we’ll learn about the 2 megawatt wind turbine that powers the campus and up to 100 of the surrounding houses. We’ll also discuss some of the current graduate projects in the works.
 
Next, we’ll head over to Cape Henlopen State Park to meet up with park naturalists to search the shallows of the bay using a seine net. We always find a few surprises in with the fish, crabs and an array of interesting sea creatures. 
 
     • Wear or bring shoes that can get wet!

 

Thursdays, 3 hours

Adults – $39

Kids (8-16) – $34

 

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Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

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