Oh, my gosh it has been awhile hasn’t it???
Well, let me just say that we are moved, settled in,and loving our new home town.
We are ready to get back into the marine biology groove! Woo hoo!
How are all of you other field workers doing?? (I know I’ve seen some awesome posts recently by the folks at Somewhat In the Air. Have you checked them out lately? Please do!)
And what are we up to? Just stepping back into the water, one foot at a time.
We took the morning and got a behind-the-scenes tour of our local science center.
Is that not the largest chiton you’ve ever seen!!! It’s called a gumboot chiton and it is very unusuall. The typical overlapping plated shells are totally covered by a rubbery membrane. Neat!
Superboy is hoping to do some volunteer work there at the salmon hatchery, so we had to check that out.
They raise four different species of salmon here (all but red).
It’s a pretty cool place, and together with the fabulous weather, we were inspired to head out to the local tidepools to see what kind of marine life we could find on our own.
And find it we did!
sponges in beautiful colors
What a great day! It really got us juiced up to dive back into marine biology again.
Ready or not, here we come!