Marine Biology Work Experience
The Department of Pure and Applied Ecology hosted Year 10 pupils from Kathearine Lady Berkeley's School in South Gloucestershire, Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr in Swansea, Cwmtawe Community School in Swansea, Chipping Norton School in Oxfordshire, Ysgol Maesydderwen in Powys and Leicester High School for Girls for work experience placements in the field of marine biology.
The pupils were given an insight into studying marine biology at Swansea University by Mr Keith Naylor, a marine biologist. Their week included sampling the River Tawe by boat with Swansea City Council for dissolved oxygen, temperature and salinity; a tour of the Department's Centre for Sustaintainable Aquaculture Research; some laboratory work with cockles followed by collecting cockles on Oxwich Beach; a talk by Dr Victoria Hobson, marine biologist and post-doctoral researcher on the EcoJel project; and trips to Pendine, Tenby and Amroth beaches to log/measure jellyfish.
- Wednesday 21 March 2012 00.00 GMT
- Wednesday 21 March 2012 13.28 GMT
- College of Science