Weymouth Students Build Device to Track Ocean Currents


WickedLocal Plymouth: Since October, John Byrne’s earth science class at Weymouth High School [in Weymouth, MA] has been something of an ocean science research office.

Thanks to a homemade device called an ocean drifter, Byrne’s students have been able to track and analyze ocean currents. The drifter is made of PVC piping and outfitted with a sail and a GPS transmitter. The students launched it off the coast on Oct. 6.

Read more about the Weymouth, MA, high school students who are building ocean drifters to monitor ocean currents.