When asked if I am crazy my reply is simple, "Occasionally;" I am not quite sure why, but I tend to go a little "crazy" when I have the opportunity to chill with my actiniopterygiian counterparts. There is just something about a fusiforme body that gets to me. Well it was to much of my comfort observing the same effect that fishes have on me being reproduced within someone else.
|Karina before fish week|
|Karina during fish week|
Anyways, we have arrived at the conclusion of the third day of fish week and I must admit that I AM TIRED!! Beginning the day at 5am, we traveled to the bountiful Boiler Bay to collect intertidal fishes. After separating into groups of two, we had a contest to see which group could collect the most fish.. . . . My group WON! More interesting than Doug and my victory however, were some of the species that were collected. A juvenile Northen Clingfish (Family Gobiesocidae) and several juvenile gunnels (Family Pholidae) were collected among a multitude of sculpins (Family Cottidae); this is significant because it added two very interesting, beautiful, and amazing families to the list of teleost fishes collected this week. After the collection trip we dispersed for a three hour break, then returned for afternoon lectures and a trip to the Oregon Coast Aquarium.