The first week of our FIO Field Studies in Marine Sciences course was located at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. We hit the ground rolling with a meeting Sunday, where guest instructor Clarissa King gave us a crash course lecture on the impacts of sound on the local dolphin population residing in the St. Johns River before our Monday excursion. We then ended the day with a swim test and snorkel lessons before our long but fun week of adventures started.
|Van Dorn was utilized to take water|
samples at different measurements
|Male Lesser Blue Crab |
|Fine clip of male Scalloped|
|Mangrove measurements |
being taken in sub-plot
All in all, it was a great start to our five week field adventure, and I can’t wait for more! Follow us along for our next stop in the keys to learn more about mangroves, coral, and algae. Hopefully my sunburnt free streak continues along with our exciting new adventures learning about field work around Florida.