Lately I find myself spending a fair amount of time with my data which isn't exciting at all to read about so until it is I will skip recanting my excel adventures and stick to the more exciting adventures.
Tuesday Crista and I went out again with the abalone crew, the weather was beautiful and spending the morning on the water was fabulous.
|Practicing over/unders in a tiny tidepool.|
|Run little guy!|
|A singular gooseneck barnacle we found,|
|The trestle is a popular local bike trail, the Tommy Thompson Trail.|
|Data sample areas as seen in muddy footprints.|
|Nam, Anne, Dickson and myself survey the barge site.|
|Olympia oysters settled on a rock in the rock pile.|
|Egg capsules, most likely of the invasive Japanese oyster drill.|
We made short work of our day with so many experienced volunteers. Though we have gotten good at counting substrate and identifying Olympia oysters we still all seem to get pretty muddy by the end of the day.
Thursday found Dr. Dinnel, Dickson, a few other volunteers and myself at the opposite end of the trestle.
|The west end of the trestle and Tommy Thompson Trail.|
|Our side of the trail.|
|The quadrat, pole and bucket of science.|
|Dickson insisted I needed a picture for my mom.|
Friday I spent the day at WWU at transitions attempting to get registered and getting my student ID. Thank goodness two of my friends from WCC were there as well and we were able to share our frustrations at being last to register and not being able to get classes. I have a plan and hope.