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August 4, 2010

Join the UNH Marine Docents for a day cruise aboard the university’s research vessel, the R/V Gulf Challenger. Find out what UNH researchers are learning about the marine and estuarine environments, and get up close and personal with coastal creatures and local history.
Spend the day with fellow explorers on an activity-based cruise from Portsmouth up the Piscataqua River into the Great Bay Estuary and to the UNH Jackson Estuarine Laboratory. Marine Docents will lead activities such as catching plankton and testing water quality. Hold a lobster and learn about the importance of the bay to our region.
Cruises, scheduled Aug. 7, 8 and 19, depart from the UNH Pier in New Castle. Children ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. Great Bay Discovery Cruises run from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and cost $25 per person. Discovery Cruises are sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension and N.H. Sea Grant.
Space is limited ­ reserve your cruise now. For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.unh.edu/marine-education or call Dari Ward at 603-749-1565.

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