• What's in A Drop Of Bay Water? Visitors can use microscopes to observe the tiny organisms living in Narragansett Bay, which includes waters off Newport, Rhode Island
• A 10-foot aquarium filled with dozens of live animals representing the Narragansett Bay ecosystem
• A SODAR sonic wind profiler, which measures wind speeds and wind turbulence at varying heights above the surface
• Oceanographic research equipment, including deep sea cameras, plankton nets, remotely operated vehicle arms
• Displays about Gulf Stream currents, chemical pollutants in the ocean, seaweed, the affect of low-oxygen levels in bay waters
GSO scientists and students will present short talks each day between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on such topics as ocean exploration, robots in the ocean, nautical charts, microscopic predators, hurricane forecasting, changing fish populations in the bay, scientific diving, recreational boating laws, and water circulation in the bay. The URI exhibits and talks are funded in part by Eleventh Hour Racing, which aims to use sailboat racing to educate the public about the marine environment and the responsible use of natural resources.