Along with in-class activities, robotics competitions (FIRST, VEX, LEGO, SeaPerch
Growth and mortality of larval and juvenile Japanese seaperch
Lateolabraxjaponicus in relation to seasonal changes in temperature and prey abundance in the Chikugo estuary.
saxicola) rockfishes, painted greenling, pink seaperch (Zalembius rosaceus), and sanddabs (Citharichthys spp.
Calico and copper rockfish, along with sharpnose seaperch, tended to avoid both sea floors with no beam present and sea floors where the beam structure was completely exposed (and the gap was significant).
These included blue, brown, calico, canary, copper, flag, greenblotched, halfbanded, pinkrose, squarespot, and vermilion rockfishes, cowcod, bocaccio, pile perch, and sharpnose seaperch.
Pink seaperch are found in deep water (to 229 m: Miller and Lea, 1972) over soft bottom (Allen, 1982) year-round off the coasts of California and Baja California (Eschmeyer et al.
A positive relationship between brood size and female size is generally the rule among fishes (Bagenal, 1978) and is observed in all surfperches with the exception of pink seaperch (Baltz, 1984).
The goal of this study was to evaluate characteristics of the reproductive biology of pink seaperch using samples taken during periods both early and late in the breeding season.
However, ROVs provide a new and interesting alternative to traditional robotics programs and can be constructed less expensively--around $1500 for a group of 25-30 students using a preassembled platform such as SeaPerch (www.
He chose to follow the structure of the SeaPerch program due to previous experience with the Office of Naval Research (ONR).
Most students received kits from the SeaPerch program, providing students with all necessary parts to construct a simple ROV, along with a very detailed set of directions to guide students through the construction process.
Competitive events, including SeaPerch
Build, VEX Robotics, and TEECA Transportation, Teaching, and Manufacturing Contests.
Competitions, including SeaPerch
, TEECA Challenges, and a VEX Robotics Contest.
is a K-12 Educational Outreach program sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and managed by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Foundation, designed to help identify the next generation of STEM professionals.
Teachers will work an additional 40 hours with their students to build a SeaPerch
underwater robot and design and build a human-powered container ship for competition.