Crabs, pirates and pollution included in Pomfret students’ ocean lessons

May 30th, 2010 | By | Category: General, Pollution

Pomfret, Conn. — From the fiercest pirates to the lamest landlubbers, sailors who met their death on the high seas shared a special place in the nautical purgatory known as Davy Jones’ Locker.

Seafarers would bury their comrades at sea but took measures to make sure their eyes wouldn’t be gouged out by hungry birds or bottom feeding fishes.

“You have to make them a bit heavy and a little buoyant,” Pomfret Community School sixth-grader Mitchell Hudon explained.

It was careful calculations of pirate science, he said, that helped swashbucklers properly weight the bodies to stay suspended in the water.

via Crabs, pirates and pollution included in Pomfret students’ ocean lessons – Norwich Bulletin.

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