Studying Local Waters

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R.C. Murphy Junior High School Earth SMART classes learned firsthand about the aquatic inhabitants living in a local waterway during a recent field trip.

The 60 students boarded the Celtic Quest charter boat out of Port Jefferson and enjoyed a brief fishing experience before dredging the harbor to study the benthic organisms. At the conclusion of the trip, the students tallied all the fish caught and completed a lab based on the data gathered during their excursion.