Sunday, 15 May 2016

Post-Intro Week Post

First (half) week at UNF was a blast! 
Day 1 was spent getting to know everyone and passing our swim tests.
Photo: Corey Corrick



Day 2 was a full day in the sun at Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTMNERR). They recently began a "citizen science" program by getting the general public involved to help collect data for their research studies. As soon as we arrived to GTMNERR, we were getting covered in marsh muck from pulling up Spartina alternaflora plugs. 


Photo: Kenneth Rainer






Next, we played "Claw" with an iPad and a drone to collect photos of the different zones of the marsh. Here is a photo of us in the marsh -->












 We then collected environmental and water quality data...
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...followed by a tour of the Guana River.

Fun Stuff!

Photo: Corey Corrick

Day 3 I'd like to call "recovery day". Since we're still getting acclimated to all the (abnormal) activities associated with this "class", today was an "inside day" filled with a discussion of a scientific article and learning about data presentations.

Next, we're headed to the Keys Marine Lab! So, stay tuned!


-MKT

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