Busy day in the tropics

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We are finishing up our first day of sampling here at Las Cabezas de San Juan, and I’m too tired to write much but I thought I’d give a few quick impressions. Our seven students, two volunteers, and two faculty are some of the best collaborators I’ve worked with, as are my UMCES colleagues. The lagoon is an exciting system, quite different from anything that I’ve worked in before, and the reserve is an excellent place to work. Our accommodations are extremely comfortable and incredibly picturesque. It’s times like these that remind me why I got into this business.

But I digress, because I’m going to help the students clean up from their zooplankton grazing experiments in a moment, so I’ll leave you with some pictures of our work and our environment. More to come dear reader. And I’d like to note that all these pictures denote work, despite the fact that they look like they came from a vacation album!


About planktoneer

I'm a zooplankton ecologist who studies how individual behaviors and variability affect populations of copepods in marine and estuarine systems.
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1 Response to Busy day in the tropics

  1. Fred says:

    Kayaks as sampling platforms. Terrific. Lab set up looks more than adequate too. Good luck!

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