A wonderful Wednesday on the water

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GBH

A hungry heron met me on the dock at 6:30 am today. As I was preparing for a trip to the mudflats, the heron captured and ate a herring then flew away. Second year students from A block trickled down to the dock, got suited up and loaded in to the voyageur canoe.

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We paddled across Pedder Bay and arrived at a unique and challenging ecosystem.

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We dug around in the mud collected a few organisms (clams, worms and crabs – we’ll make a more detailed species list in class…), then headed back to the College almost in time for 8 am classes!

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My 8 am class was a group of first year marine scientists (B block, see below) who were a great help at taking the voyageur canoe out of the water and cleaning the mud off of it – thank you!

We then went to the Director’s intertidal to do some explorations of a rocky intertidal zone.

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Then I spent the afternoon with another first year class of marine scientists on the Pearson College dock and examining some of the mudflat critters found this morning.

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What a wonderful Wednesday!!

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2 Responses to “A wonderful Wednesday on the water”

  1. Riikka Says:

    It is so heartwarming to see all our first year marine scientists doing the same stuff as us last year. And it’s so great to see all the new marine scientists so excited so start the year together! Thank you so much Laura for writing these, it’s the best feeling to get an email about a new post on the blog!

    hugs,
    Riikka, PC41 marine scientist

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