Witty’s Beach – 30 September 2013

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It was a rainy Monday morning (30 September) but second year marine scientists persevered…

Wittys in the rain

Rainy

We did two beach seines:

Seining

which both resulted in copious amounts of seaweed.

Sorting thru seaweed

Aura

Ivan & seaweed

We searched through the seaweed and found some interesting organisms that we looked at back at the lab using dissecting microscopes (photos from Taylor’s iPhone).

Decorator

A decorator crab.

Chelysoma

A flat-top sea squirt (Chelysoma sp.)

Cancer sp

A cancrid crab.

We also examined the sand grains under the microscope:

Sand

 

We did a little digging at Witty’s Beach…

Digging

 

and found a beautiful red polychaete worm:

Polychaete

 

And finally a photo of the Haystack Islets:

Haystacks

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