|Alanna and Sonora spend their morning moving 90 lb crab pots for their experiment at Tokatee Klootchman. All smiles :)|
|Haley and Tyler's urchin feeding experiment involving inclusion and exclusion of Pisaster.|
|Kate and David patiently observe feeding preferences of Pisaster in their handcrafted Y-maze. Troublesome sea stars were aptly nicknamed "Steve".|
|Sierra looks into shelter material preferences of tidepool sculpins.|
|A momentary greeting occurs.|
|A baby seal hangs out in the high zone of Fogarty Creek.|
By the time Thursday had arrived, most groups were finishing their data collection. With the help and guidance of some awesome TAs, students began running (and troubleshooting) statistical analyses on software programs such as RStudio and Microsoft Excel. For some of the students, this was their first time working with statistical softwares such as R, but individuals quickly became accustomed. Many cups of coffee and tea were consumed in this phase of the research.
|Chris outwits RStudio to form an ANOVA table.|
|A feast of freshly caught crab to end the week!|
Friday also brought a bout of sunshine, which had many students basking in the sun all afternoon. It was truly a wonderful way to ring in the weekend.