Measuring Ocean Currents!!

Deploying Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler

Click on the link above to watch REEF and DOE divers deploy the ADCP, which stands for Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler. The ADCP sends three laser beams up into the water column, which allows it to measure the ocean currents at different depths. It is a lot like sonar! Cool! Can anyone guess why the researchers are collecting data about the currents? Leave a comment below!!

Scientific Illustration Contest!!

Nassau Grouper Life Cycle

The poster above shows the life-cycle of the Nassau Grouper using scientific illustrations. You can find other examples of scientific illustrations in books, on the internet, and in magazines. Use these resources to help you draw your own scientific illustration of the Nassau Grouper (Epinephelus Striatus). Take a picture of your illustrations and email them to me at:
I will post some of your illustrations on the Grouper Education blog next week!