|Identifying Cephlapods in the classroom|
On Tuesday, we were given the opportunity to hear from two researchers that volunteered to teach us about some of research projects they were currently partaking in. Dr. Radabaugh shared with us her discussion on stable isotopes in migratory species and how she goes from a benthic algae/phytobacteria primary producer level in the food chain, all the way up to the primary consumers. We also heard from Dr. Perrault, who shared his research on Leatherback Sea Turtles and how heavy metals in their bodies are important as well as damaging their reproductive rates and the even balance between the two. I am appreciative of the time they gave to share their work with us, and hope to cross paths with them again sometime in the future!
|Searching through the otter trawl|
|A species of Sea Robin|
I think I could go on for days on how wonderful this opportunity was, but the point of the matter being that I couldn't have asked for anything to go better than how it did. I have physically and mentally learned so much more from this trip than I thought I ever would and the best part is, we still have one week left!
|Counting and Identifying|
TTFN, Ta Ta For Now!
|Iridescent Swimming Crab excitement|
|Some incredible friends...|