MaTTS VIRTUE Settling Arrays at UConn Avery Point

MaTTS Cohort 3 VIRTUE Photos

Four VIRTUE arrays were deployed at the UConn Avery Point floating dock on August 19th. The schools and teachers represented include: Stoughton HS (Kathy Bulger), Melrose HS (Bill Hurley), Canton HS (Marsha Jorgensen), Suffield HS (Leah Gawlak).  The arrays were retrieved on September 24th, 2016, however two arrays were dislodged, presumably by waves during tropical storm Hermine.  Below are photos and species diversity data from one disk from the two remaining arrays.

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Melrose High School VIRTUE disk collected and analyzed on 9/24/2016

Results from Melrose High School VIRTUE disk deployed at UConn Avery Point's floating dock, 9/24/2016
Results from Melrose High School VIRTUE disk deployed at UConn Avery Point’s floating dock, 9/24/2016
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Canton High School VIRTUE disk collected and analyzed on 9/24/2016

Diversity results from Canton High School VIRTUE array deployed at the UConn Avery Point floating dock 9/24/2016
Diversity results from Canton High School VIRTUE array deployed at the UConn Avery Point floating dock 9/24/2016
VIRTUE Arrays at UConn

Four VIRTUE Arrays Deployed at the UConn Avery Point Floating Dock

VIRTUE arrays at URI

Three VIRTUE arrays deployed at URI’s Bay Campus dock

VIRTUE array deployed in Newport, RI

A single VIRTUE array deployed at the Van Zant pier in Newport Rhode Island by Rogers High School

Sturgis Charter School deploys their virtue at Woods Hole dock
NOAA NMFS scientists assist with the deployment of Sturgis Charter School’s VIRTUE array at their dock in Woods Hole, MA

VIRTUE array deployed in Gloucester, MA harbor by East Bridgewater Junior/Senior High School
VIRTUE array deployed in Gloucester, MA harbor by East Bridgewater Junior/Senior High School

The bottom disk of the Cohort3 VIRTUE array showing the start of settlement
The bottom disk of the Cohort3 VIRTUE array showing the start of settlement, photo taken 9/1/2016

Canton High School VIRTUE bottom plate 9/08/2016
Canton High School VIRTUE bottom plate from 9/08/2016 showing considerable settlement after 20 days

Melrose High School Bottom Plate 9-8-2016
Melrose High School Bottom Plate 9-8-2016 showing considerable settlement after 20 days

Entire Melrose High School VIRTUE array 9/8/2016
Entire Melrose High School VIRTUE array 9/8/2016

UConn VIRTUE array with some plates cleaned 2 weeks ago
UConn VIRTUE array with some plates cleaned 2 weeks ago

MaTTS Cohort 2 Teacher’s Photos

MaTTS Cohort 2 teacher Val Cournoyer from Amityville HS deployed several VIRTUE arrays on June 16, 2016 at the UConn dock – note the amount of settling! 

Several MaTTS Cohort2 VIRTUE arrays deployed at UConn Avery PointSeveral MaTTS Cohort2 VIRTUE arrays deployed at UConn Avery Point, photo taken 8/19/2016

The bottom disk on one of the Cohort2 VIRTUE disks showing heavy fouling
The bottom disk on one of the Cohort2 VIRTUE disks showing heavy fouling, photo taken 9/1/2016