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Images: Boy Scouts Get a Taste of Oceanography

A young Boy Scout works on his essay, one of the requirements to earn the merit badge in oceanography. At the Boy Scout National Jamboree in 2010, WHOI engineer Paul Fucile helped 160 Scouts meet all the requirements for the badge. (Photo by Paul Fucile, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

Candidates for the oceanography merit badge made plankton nets, used them to collect samples from a nearby lake, and then used microscopes to examine the creatures they had captured. (Photo by Paul Fucile, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

WHOI engineer Paul Fucile helped Boy Scouts earn the merit badge in oceanography at this summer's National Boy Scout Jamboree. Fucile, a Boy Scout himself, is seen here with one of his inventions, a bathyphotometer, which measures light levels from bioluminescent marine life. (Tom Kleindinst, Wood Hole Oceanographic Institution)