I can't believe it's day 5 here! We've been busy. Today we again collected a plankton sample in the morning, then went kayaking, hoping to see some marine mammals, only saw one sea lion, but did see quite a bit of birds, pelicans, cormorants, a loon!, and a bald eagle. Neat!
It was quite a haul in the water, sure felt it in my arms on the way back. I was in a single ocean kayak, pretty maneuverable in the waters.
In the afternoon, we went back in the lab to look for more plankton under the microscope. I saw some organisms that I haven't seen yet, such as an arrow worm and a segmented worm larva.
Tonight is the night snorkel, let's see who does it!
|The diatomite (diatomaceous earth) looks like a Great White Shark!|
|Check out the white layer, that's ash that's become rock.|
|Here's some pictures of the plankton under the microscope.|
|Here's a type of plankton called a diatom chain.|