School Starts State's Second Aquaculture Program Involving Flounder

A high school in Lenoir County got a shipment of school supplies Tuesday to kick of a new school program---but they're not your typical supplies.

Sixty-four flounder were delivered to South Lenoir High School for the state's second aquaculture operation project involving flounder.

Students will conduct a study to determine the potential to grow and market flounder through aquaculture methods. Teacher Joseph Nobles says it's a hands on learning experience that will take a whole lot of effort from students. "From managing oxygen they have, their feed ratios on a daily basis, saturation of water, temperatures, number of things they need to monitor on a daily basis and on the weekend and even though we're close to getting out for summer, we'll have students here over summer, working as well."

The program was actually suggested by a senior at South Lenoir, Mary Ward---she plans on monitoring the fish even after she graduates June 15th.


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  • by To: FLOUNDER GIGGER on May 12, 2010 at 05:24 PM
    That still makes them cannibals.
  • by FLOUNDER GIGGER Location: ENC on May 12, 2010 at 02:34 PM
    Let's get our facts together there "FISHERMAN" in previous comment. Flounder lie on the bottom, hiding, and grab fish as they come within range. Yes they eat live fish just like a trout and many other kinds of fish.
  • by Fisherman Location: williamston on May 12, 2010 at 11:01 AM
    12.24pm Yes thats right.I dont know why people are not informed on this.Who knows what deseaces could be provented by not eating these.
  • by Teacher Location: ENC on May 12, 2010 at 10:57 AM
    Go Flounder!...the story was updated after several readers pointed the omission of the flounder fact out. Not a big deal, but to a teacher with students that has been involved in a similar program for 5 years now, I was curious as to how a new program could be billed by the media as the second in the state. I meant no harm in my comments, only saying that maybe the author of the piece didn't have the whole story...that is all.
  • by Anonymous on May 12, 2010 at 09:24 AM
    To Fisherman 9.03 AM Yuck,urrrrr. Thats grose. You mean to say if i go out for a nice romantic dinner and eat Lobster,I'm eating waste?
  • by Go Flounder! on May 12, 2010 at 06:04 AM
    Before commenting, how about reading the story! The 2nd aquaculture program with FLOUNDER, it does not state this is the first aquaculture program in the state. Way to go to the school for setting this up and letting a student take the lead on the project!
  • by Fisherman Location: Williamston on May 12, 2010 at 06:03 AM
    I agree too. This is good to learn about flounder. We need flounder because its Natures way of keeping the ocean floor clean. They eat from the bottom of their body and vacume the floor eating up the dead stuff like animal and humau feceices.Lobsters do this also keeping the ocean floor nice and clean.
  • by Sheri Location: Jamesville on May 12, 2010 at 05:31 AM
    I agree with bosoxmug. This is very cool. Good job students and good luck!!!
  • by Anonymous on May 12, 2010 at 05:23 AM
    NLHS had aquaculture when I was in school in 1993. This sure isn't the second, I have seen many many more.
  • by student on May 11, 2010 at 08:49 PM
    @teacher, indeed. we've had aquaculture at southside for years.
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