On Tuesday, we got some very unfortunate news! There was a problem with the engine on the Weatherbird, and that we wouldn't be able to go out on our research cruise. Although we were all pretty disappointed, we felt a little better when we found out we were going to the Florida Aquarium! Before heading to the aquarium, we were able to get a tour of the Weatherbird and meet the captain and crew. Some of us just wanted to cruise around the harbor for a little bit, just to see the research vessel in action. While at the aquarium, we studied the behaviors of several of the animals and determined how much time those organisms spent doing particular behaviors during the time span that we were watching them. But after we finished our work, we got to have fun and enjoy the animals! I think a lot of us had more fun trying to ID the fish, coral, and algae than most people. Thank you Dr. Voss and Dr. Hanisak!
|Concluding our tour of the Weatherbird with a group picture!|
|Trying to ID a species of Batfish!|
|More organisms to identify!|