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Albany field trip photos

September 13, 2009

What I have learned:
1. The general trend in community structure is that there will be 1 or 2 dominant species and many more rare species.
2. I don’t like getting wet. Thus, I am probably not cut out for marine field work.
3. I don’t like working with live animals, because I will likely end up killing them, either accidentally or because I need to store them in ethanol.
4. Chocolate chip banana bread is delicious. Make it.
5. I’ve forgotten all my Spanish conjugations. I was practicing on the bus ride there and back with Andrea, a postgrad student from Mexico.

On the way to Albany.

on the way to Albany

Fields and fields of yellow.

Fields and fields of yellow.

Pepi Beach: finishing up our second day of field work.

Pepi Beach: finishing up our second day of field work.

Gathering to watch the sunset at camp.

Gathering to watch the sunset at camp

Everyone hanging up their wetties (wetsuits) and bathers (swimsuits) to dry.

Hanging up wetties (wetsuits) and bathers (swimsuits) to dry.

The second 2 days of the work were spent in the lab, identifying species and compiling data.

We spent a lot of time in the lab, identifying species and compiling data.

Bivalves in our voucher collection. These will die when the oxygen in the water runs out.

Bivalves in our voucher collection. These will die when the oxygen in the water runs out.

Group photo before our informal seminar.

Group photo before our informal seminar.

On the way back to Perth. So pretty.

On the way back to Perth. So pretty.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. sylvia permalink
    September 15, 2009 13:10

    i’ve bookmarked it when you first mentioned it on your blog. though i would substitute the dark chocolate with some sort of nut. :)

    can you find out what you like without experiencing your dislikes?

  2. September 16, 2009 03:20

    I’m loving the first photo. The lighting is just gorgeous.

  3. Philip Hsiao permalink
    September 16, 2009 09:03

    The sunrise looks amazing. Just can’t really imagine waking up in time, haha.

  4. aussieaussieaussieoioioi permalink*
    September 16, 2009 15:04

    Sylvia — My strategy right now is to try many things. Right now I feel like I have almost all the time in the world, so I’m fine with discovering what I don’t like, too :)

    Edith — That’s one of my favorite photos! I’m glad it didn’t turn out blurry like many of my bus-ride shots. But I somehow feel the photo lacks….something that makes it pop. Or is it because the clouds are over exposed? What do you think?

    Philip — The weather was usually forecasted to be milder in the morning, so we got up around sunrise most days to do as much work as possible before it became too windy or rainy. This picture, though, is of the sunset :x

  5. katherine permalink
    September 17, 2009 05:32

    wetsuits = snorkeling?! o:!!

  6. aussieaussieaussieoioioi permalink*
    September 18, 2009 09:27

    No, not snorkeling for our group because we were only looking at the sandflat community structure and the water never got above our waists, but other groups looking at seagrasses did wear wetsuits. The people in my group that did have wetsuits wore them because the water is still really cold.

  7. jeannie permalink
    September 23, 2009 02:50

    HELLO DAPHNE! :D
    i’ve been to that campsite before!!! did u get to see kangaroos? hope ur well! <3
    PS. i will try making your sweet potato cinnamon roll one day! i bought a sweet potato and had no idea what to do with it! :D

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