Students dissect oysters and squid, learn about coastal ecology during the annual high school symposium at Northeastern

Students from a dozen area schools measured oysters, dissected squid and learned why plastic is called “ocean smog” during the annual High School Marine Science Symposium at Curry Student Center on Northeastern’s Boston campus.

The 250 students got a chance to talk with fledgling and experienced scientists during the event, which was sponsored by Northeastern and the Massachusetts Marine Educators.

“This is just a really great event to reach a large audience of high school students across Boston and get them inspired by marine science,” said Katie Lotterhos, associate professor of marine and environmental sciences at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.

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Photo by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University

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