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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