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After several years hiatus, students from the Montville Public Schools are back to learning about marine science from Project Oceanology. The 19 students in Diane Monahan's fifth grade class tested water and other non-living aspects of the marine environment as well as studying the marine life pulled aboard in a trawl from the Project O research vessel Envilrolab III.

Published: September 27, 2013

Marine Science instructor Caitlin Lewis uses a nautical chart to explain to fifth grade students from Charles E. Murphy elementary school in Montville, where they will be working as they learn marine science aboard the Project Oceanology research vessel Envirolab III in the waters of New London Harbor Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Montville students are back learning marine science at Project O after several year hiatus due to budget cuts. Students studied abiotic features of the waters as well as about the life that lives in them.

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