the sometimes senseless ravings (and the occassional rant) of an aspiring marine ecologist who may enjoy killing things a little too much

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Preparations

went to DISL this morning to help gretchen cut pvc for our cages. we also got everything ready to go for tomorrow. it's gonna be a long day. first, a trip to sand island with the marine bio class, then attempting to recruit charlie to help me collect crabs and oysters on thursday morning (i don't want to put a nasty seine net in my car, so i need someone with a truck). after that, it's off to fill the dry shippers with liquid nitrogen and load everything up so we can leave for port st. joe. i'm still happy about going. i can't wait. it's going to be a couple of very long days in the field, but it's going to be fun. i think charlie may be going with us, too. not sure about that, though. anyway, i'm off to pack so i don't forget anything in the morning. i'll have an update for you on thursday.

3 comments:

Vanessa Mae said...

I hope you have a great time, please get some good pictures if you can!

By the way, how's the puffer? Have you named it yet?

latina marie said...

i've decided to call him phil, and he's fabulous. yesterday, he was a bit sluggish, but today he's been swimming around like crazy. i still haven't put him in the big tank, though. i think i'll leave him in the little one by himself until i get back. i bought some dried shrimp, and i hope he'll eat them. puffers have been known to eat small invertebrates, and he didn't seem to care for the shrimp pellet i offered him earlier.

GrrlScientist said...

I hope you take some pictures of phil and the rest of your critters and post them to your blog. it would make a great addition to the modulator's "friday (animal) blogging" list and I am interested to see what you have.

GrrlScientist