FIsherman’s haul leads to class project in Portsmouth

Posted

PORTSMOUTH — When fisherman and parent, Luke Wheeler, discovered close to 30 egg cases on his fish net, he knew just who to call: close friend and Portsmouth Middle School eighth-grade science teacher, Dana Reed. 

Mrs. Reed’s science class is now nurturing some of the eggs in their fish tank at school and Save The Bay has the rest.

There are three different species of egg cases in the tank: chainlink dogfish and two different skate species. Students can see the embryos inside the egg cases by shining a light through them. 

The egg cases can now be viewed at the Save The Bay Exploration Center & Aquarium, 175 Memorial Boulevard, Newport. The center uses video footage to keep the eighth-graders updated on the eggs’ progress.

Comments

No comments on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here
Please log in or register to add your comment

2016 by East Bay Newspapers

Barrington · Bristol · East Providence · Little Compton · Portsmouth · Prudence Island · Riverside · Rumford · Seekonk · Tiverton · Warren · Westport
Meet our staff
Mike Rego

Mike Rego has worked at East Bay Newspapers since 2001, helping the company launch The Westport Shorelines. He soon after became a Sports Editor, spending the next 10-plus years in that role before taking over as editor of The East Providence Post in February of 2012. To contact Mike to submit information, suggest story ideas or photo opportunities, etc., email mrego@eastbaynewspapers.com.