Thursday: Mangrove Madness!

Today we continued our seagrass mapping of the bay, this time from the boat “Glaucus”.  I am now able to identify a number of different seagrass species, which makes things much easier for me, particularly when I’m the person writing all of the seagrass species down on the data sheet. 

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Tuesday: Dugongs and Turtles and Sharks...OH MY!!

Today we continued research on all of the three boats.  I was on “Glaucus” where we did two activities.  First of all, we had four gopro cameras attached to bricks with a rope and floating device tied onto them so you could see their location from the surface of the water.  Before the cameras went into the water, we turned them on and held up a piece of

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Monday: Research on “Velella”

Today was our first official day of research!  We were divided into three groups, and each group spent the day conducting research on a different boat.  There was a large catamaran called “Velella”, a small boat called “Glaucus” and a very small dinghy that’s just known as a “tender”.  I was on Velella ,which was great as it’s the only boat where you stay dry and it meant that I could use Skype!

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