Why, es, i? YSI.

Grab the wet bag, wetsuit, booties, snorkel and mask, because we're getting in the water! This week during my outing on the research boat at Elkhorn Slough, not only did we do our usual crab trap measurements, but we also needed to move the YSI's Kat had...

Time To Get Muddy!

Another week, another day of mud in the slough (Elkhorn Slough, that is)! This week someone else accompanied us on the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve boat, to do his research. Charlie is measuring fine scale changes in the geomorphology of mudflats in the slough...

Crabby Data

Checking crab traps for research is quite fun, because you never know what you are going find! I am working with grad student Kat Beheshti who has several different projects, but her main graduate project is focused on the interaction between abiotic as well as biotic...

An Eyedropper Reflects How a Hummingbird Uses Its Beak

Do you think a hummingbird could gobble up a mouse? Of course not! I was able to do some outreach this week with a few summer school classes of 2nd to 5th graders. We learned about birds beaks and the adaptations that are special to certain...

Mellow and Peaceful

What a mellow week it was, the first of the entire internship! (Which would be due to my wisdom teeth being removed.) This gave me a great chance to work on translations and entering my Black Oystercatcher monitoring data. I have also begun researching sea...

More Chicks and More IMBD!

Unfortunately, the first Black Oystercatcher (BLOY) nest failed, but now look at the Natural Bridges pair...

Let’s Clean Up Our Oceans!

Not only are beach clean-ups great, but so are clean-ups via kayaking! A while back while I was out in the water I noticed a lot of trash, so over the weekend I was able to gather a few people to come do a kayak...

Busy and Exciting Week!

As I was standing on my back deck enjoying the sun and the progress I have made in our garden, I heard a "whirr" of the speedy wing beats of a lovely hummingbird. The gorgeous brightly colored bird flew right up to the lavender plant...