Oh Buoy! Name Contest Continues
By Jody Record, Campus Journal Editor
June 6, 2007
There’s still a chance to win a trip out to the Atlantic
Marine Aquaculture Center fish farm near White Island for the
person who comes up with a name for the center’s new
Unofficially known as the SBIR (for Small Business Innovation
Research) feeder, the pillbox-shaped, 80-ton fish feeding apparatus
was designed at UNH and will undergo field testing at UNH’s
offshore aquaculture demonstration site, just south of the
Isles of Shoals.
The automated buoy has four internal silos and holds 20 tons
of food. Remotely controlled, the amount of food dispensed
and the feeding times will be regulated from campus.
More than 50 people have submitted entries in the contest.
Here’s a sample of names suggested so far:
Big BENS (for Buoy Engaged in Nutrition at Sea)
In addition to the boat ride out to the fish farm, the winner
will also receive a supply of fresh cod. Submissions will be
accepted until June 22. Send entries to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Campus Journal. A panel of research team members
will choose the winning entry.