Island Updates

Bowdoin Geologic Studies

Students from Bowdoin College's Earth and Oceanographic Science Department came out to Hurricane Island to learn about the geologic history of Hurricane and to help us better understand Hurricane's granite, soil horizons, and groundwater. Led by Dr. Collin Roesler and Dr. Emily M. Peterman, students traveled around Hurricane looking at the different pocket beaches and how they formed and analyzed the ice pond and the quarry for dissolved oxygen, temperature, salinity, and pH. Students also took sounding information to create a bathymetry map of these surface water sources. We had a great time hosting them and learning about Hurricane's granite landscape in the process!

The Bowdoin Daily Sun wrote an article about this program that can be viewed here. 

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