It was great to get a behind the scenes tour of the Oregon Coast Aquarium. After the tour, I had the chance to watch the sea otters (Enhydra lutris) during feeding time.
Though I still tend to feel a bit anxious when I'm up to my shins in mud, I believe the worry will lessen over time with practice. I'm glad I've had this opportunity to work on the Oregon Coast, meet lots of interesting people, and hone skills I hope to use in the future. While at Oregon State, I want to learn more about estuarine habitats.