Students searching the seaweed

7th grade students went to Kettle Cove to look for invasive species, specifically green crabs, Asian shore crabs, and a variety of snails. Students documented the number of invasive species they found and will report the data to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI). Each group of students was assigned a quadrant of beach to search and followed a predefined random sampling protocol (outlined by GMRI) to establish population size of 2 invasive species.