On Monday, we did exactly that. Dr. Judkins gave us a general overview of what we were to expect for the week, as well as some background information on plankton. After a few hours of lecture, it was an exciting surprise when we were tasked with identifying preserved cephalopods using only their morphology and identification guides. Later on in the day, we did receive some bad news. We found out that we would not be able to go out on the open ocean research cruise.
|We had quite the experience trying to|
identify this little guy
|A beautiful snowflake moray eel|
|We got to observe plankton that we|
collected under microscopes
|Our fleet of kayaks off of Weedon Island|
This is the end of our fourth week, and we are heading into our final week of this course. While I am excited to see what UWF has in store for us, my heart is heavy knowing that the end is near. This has been an incredible experience, and I can't wait to expand my knowledge at UWF.