Annabelle crewed up aboard The Spirit of Plymouth to join the Marine Biological Association Scientists who brought Marine Science to local children ,learning whist enjoying the fun of a cruise. Plankton samples were taken and observed, marinelife includng: Gannets, Oyster Catchers, Cormorants, Shags and numerous Gulls were recorded by the young stundents in their new role as marinelife surveyors. Water salinity tests were taken using high tech equipment loaned by the MBA. The Crew gave us a steady jaunt around Plymouth Sound so we could deploy our equipment…lucky us ..it was a perfect day for a cruise. The young minds were stimulated through play and a great day was had by all. Many thanks to all of the staff at the MBA for organising a superb learning experience and the crew of Spirit of Plymouth for looking after us so well.