These interviews were conducted as part of Ellsworth High School's participation in the NOAA Fisheries Service (NMFS) Local Fisheries Knowledge Pilot Project 2003-2005. All 10th graders participated in this interdisciplinary project that involved English, History, Social Studies, and Biology classes. To read about the LFK Project, go to http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/lfkproject/.
Jennifer Vose works for the Marine Environmental Research Institute in Blue Hill, Maine in the summer as a naturalist. Most of her work involves taking people out on the ocean, hauling up lobster traps, talking about the ecology of the area, the habitat of the area and looking at the species they catch in the traps. Based on the species caught, she will explain its anatomy, its life cycle, and its importance to the fishing industry. A main purpose of these trips is to teach people about local ecology.
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