A Week With the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting

CW's Elaine Lembo and nine other journalists spent the week learning about global change in coastal ecosystems with the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting. The science immersion workshop including fieldwork and sampling, lectures and labwork, and a day out on the water aboard a fish trawler.

A Week With the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting

University of Rhode Island researcher Emily Shumchenia explains how the collection of water quality data includes components such as light penetration, temperature, salinity, and dissolved oxygen content.Elaine Lembo

A Week With the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting

Crew of the r/v Cap’n Bert, mate Anna Malek (left) and captain Tom Puckett, show a model of the research vessel’s bottom trawl net before they deploy it.Elaine Lembo

A Week With the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting

Cap’n Bert crew haul in the catch.Elaine Lembo

A Week With the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting

Metcalf fellows check out a striped sea robin.Elaine Lembo

A Week With the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting

Metcalf fellow Stephanie May Joyce inspects a longfin inshore squid.Elaine Lembo

A Week With the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting

Kari Pohl, a graduate student in the URI Graduate School of Oceanography, releases a bit of content from the floor of Narragansett Bay using a Van Veen sediment grab sampler.Elaine Lembo

A Week With the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting

Metcalf fellow Michele Berger retrieves a water-drenched polyurethane foam column from an active water sampling device.Elaine Lembo

A Week With the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting

Back at the GSO lab, plankton from the water samples are viewed via computer.Elaine Lembo

A Week With the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting

Researcher Shifra Yonis prepares the water sample for testing that will detect for the presence of contaminants.Elaine Lembo

A Week With the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting

Land’s End, a Crocker ketch, and the r/v Cap’n Bert are slip neighbors at the Wickford Shipyard in Rhode Island.Elaine Lembo