Maywood Middle School teacher heads to sea

June 9, 2013

NEW — 10:30 a.m. June 9, 2013

The last time Maywood Middle School science teacher Marla Crouch traveled Alaskan waters, she was on a cruise ship. She headed north once again June 8, but this time she will be living aboard a different vessel.

Crouch joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Teacher at Sea program, allowing her to spend about three weeks aboard the Oscar Dyson, where she will study Pollock, a type of fish, alongside NOAA scientists.

“Just living and working with these scientists, I expect to get a great deal of information I can share with my students when I return,” she said.

Crouch will assist the crew as it completes a survey of the Alaskan Pollock. The Pollock, a member of the cod family, is the most valuable fish crop in the world. Products made from the fish were valued at $1 billion in 2010, she said. Read more