Studying Rockweed to Understand Climate

By Sue Kauffman Rockweed, it’s that slimy, slippery stuff along the shore, with all those rubbery bubbles that are fun to try to pop, right? Well, yes, but it’s so much more… Let’s take a closer look at one member of the rockweeds, Ascophyllum nodosum, also known as knotted wrack. It’s a common species of brown macroalgae that grows on sheltered hard surfaces in the mid-intertidal zone. Its long, draping fronds create important habitat, providing shelter, food, moisture, shade, and oxygen for many small marine animals. There’s a lot going on under that wet blanket of seaweed! Each individual A. […]

Announcing our Summer Speaker Series: On the Waterfront, Eclectic Stories from Above and Below the Piscataqua

On the Waterfront: Eclectic Stories from Above and Below the Piscataqua Gundalow Company is excited to announce our summer speaker series and special sails for 2017. Join us on the boat for a taste of history this summer!

Teachers On The Estuary


TEACHERS ON THE ESTUARY: “TOTE” Wildlife and Fisheries in a Changing Climate June 28 & 29, 2017 – Great Bay Discovery Center, Greenland, NH Co-Sponsored by the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Gundalow Company Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE), is a program of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) that offers field-based professional development for teachers on watershed and estuary topics at Research Reserves. In this workshop, Reserves use local research and habitats as a context for introducing teachers to coastal science and issues such as climate change and sea level rise. This year’s TOTE is […]

Opportunities for High School Students at the Gundalow Company

Become a Gundalow Apprentice or Camp Counselor-in-Training this summer and gain experience on the water or working with youth.  Whether you are interested in marine science, sailing, history, or teaching, this is a one of a kind summer experience. These exciting opportunities give youth exposure to our award winning program and open up opportunities for the future.   Youth Apprentice Program Our apprenticeship program is a specially designed opportunity for youth ages 15 years and older. During our sailing season, each apprentice becomes part of the ship’s crew and participates in caring for the Gundalow, working with the Captain and […]

Contact Us

Gundalow Company
60 Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 433-9505
Directions | Email Us

Our Sponsors