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What’s in Saltwater?

What’s in Saltwater?

December 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. If you’re in the ocean looking over the side of your boat, what do you see? You may say that you just see seawater, but what you’re looking at is saltwater filled with super-tiny amazing things. Not every saltwater body has the same chemical makeup. Yet generally, there are ions dissolved into the water […]

Big and Small Creatures

Big and Small Creatures

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Looking out across the Long Island Sound, you might just see a reflection of the sky and passing boats, but another world exists below the water. It’s amazing to think about all the different living things that thrive in our waters, from huge whales to teeny plankton. North Atlantic right whales are the largest […]

The Scent of a Storm

The Scent of a Storm

October 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Watching a storm rolling in from the sea engages our senses — the sight of the lightning and the violent seas, the sound of the thunder rolling in. Many people swear that they smell storms, too. We understand what comes to our eyes and ears, but what about our nostrils? Professor William Cain of the […]