Friday, June 6, 2014

Summer 2014

New Hampshire Sea Grant would like to welcome our three Doyle Fellows for the summer.  Alexandra Philip will be working with Julia Peterson and Chris Keeley in climate change and storm water management projects while Dan Tauriello partners with Michael Chambers on aquaculture projects. Our third fellow, Amanda Parks will be mentored by Erik Chapman and Gabby Bradt on fishery and marine debris projects.

All three of our UNH undergraduates are excited and eager to begin their hands-on, one-of-a-kind summer opportunity.

Visit our blog often to read about their experiences during this eight-week fellowship.

1 comment:

  1. Dan- 2014

    Summer Kick Off:
    The outlook is bright in the aquaculture department. Michael and I have begun working on a number of new and exciting projects, as well as continuing his ongoing work.

    My day usually begins with feeding the steelhead trout, and monitoring their health in our net pens. Soon they will be towed away from the pier and into open water. The net pens will be retrofitted with blue mussel lines, sugar kelp, and possibly European oysters along with green sea urchins. These rafts will be maintained in-part by local fishermen, as a part of a project aimed at developing sustainable methods for integrated multi-trophic aquaculture in New Hampshire waters.

    Inside of the UNH Coastal Marine Lab we are tank rearing juvenile Steelhead trout to determine the affects of a vaccination on health and survival. Additionally, we have assembled systems to investigate culture methods for other species including European oysters, and peppermint shrimp. I am training with Nick King on rotifer culture during my free time.

    Stay tuned for more news from the world of NH aquaculture!