Wilkes Honors College
Florida Atlantic University
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Grocery Store Survey of Aquaculture Products part of Cutting Edge:Oceanography:Activities
Students work in pairs to survey seafood items sold in local grocery stores or fish markets, recording whether items are farm-raised or wild caught, fresh, frozen or preserved, as well as country of origin. Students use the Seafood Watch website to research the status of each seafood item (e.g., best choice, good choice or avoid). Class data is compiled in an online or Excel spreadsheet. Students use class data to create bar graphs and pie charts of the data for the different categories. Students turn in individual analyses and answer questions based on class results.
Introduction to Oceanography part of Cutting Edge:Oceanography:Courses
This course focuses on the fundamentals of geological, chemical, and physical oceanography, with the goal of enhancing student understanding of global ocean processes, and the abiotic factors that underlie marine ecosystems.