Memorial University: Virtual Aqua Lab
AquaLab: Aquaculture and commercial meat yield, ecosystem services
Grad students Mary Clinton & Sara Jobson, from Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Ocean Sciences Program, will walk students through detailed steps on how aquaculture managers have to measure mussels and will show students how to calculate mussel meat yield to determine if the mussels are market-ready. Students will also learn how water quality tests are done and be exposed to all the appropriate tools and instruments for this lab. Students will gain an understanding of the value of aquaculture to NL’s economy, learn about the ecosystem services mussels provide within an ecosystem, and will be introduced to the concept and importance of scientific measurement.
This module connects to some aspects of Newfoundland’s curriculum requirements for Bio 2201 & Science 1206.
Mary ClintonGrad Student, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Mary Clinton (she/her) is from Vancouver, BC and moved to St. John’s, NL in 2019 to pursue an MSc in Marine Biology at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She studies the critters that live in marine sediments and how they affect nutrient cycling in the ocean! Her work involves a mix of field work, laboratory experiments, and simulation modeling using Python. Mary is passionate about ocean literacy and loves sharing her enthusiasm for marine life with groups of all ages!
Sara JobsonGrad Student, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Sara Jobson (she/her) is a second-year master’s student in Marine Biology, currently studying the immune system of sea cucumbers, sea urchins and sea stars! Sara moved to St. John’s from Southern Alberta and splits her love of the outdoors between the Rocky Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Through this degree, she has gotten the opportunity to work with a wide variety of animals from feather stars to harp seals! Sara is passionate about providing accessible and interactive education, especially to rural student groups!