Heat Loss Lab: Seals are warm-blooded mammals that need to maintain a constant body temperature for survival. Harbor seals in Long Island Sound have adaptations that allow them to stay warm through the cold winter months. This activity explores the role of shape in maintaining body temperature.
Identification and Adaptation of Marine Animals: This activity uses a variety of Long Island Sound organisms – plankton, algae, infauna and epifauna – to introduce identification and observational techniques. Focus may be on the identification process to introduce the taxonomic order, in which student teams identify the common and scientific names of different organisms, or the focus may be on comparing and contrasting survival of species.