Monday, June 10, 2013

Back in California for a week, before heading back to Friday Harbor for the summer.  This week I need to calibrate and map the magnetic fields of the magnets we used in the field, and quantify exactly how strong their fields are.

I'll post some of the other photos we took while in Tofino too.

Using an inclination compass to determine polarity of our cylindrical neodymium magnets that were hot glued to a steel tent peg.

View of Meares Island from our field site near Vargas Is.

This is how the computer displays the six underwater cameras.  Light blotches are sea pens, dark blotches are drift algae, and unfortunately the slugs are hard to see because they are about the same brightness as the mud/sand.

Hermissenda crassicornis, the Opalescent Nudibranch,

Pycnopodia helianthoides or Sunflower Star can get a meter wide and will eat anything it can catch, including Tritonia, but it can't catch them!

Cancer crab buried.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

finished up

We finished up data collection June 3 and Dr Wyeth is back in Victoria BC, before returning to Antigonish, and Dr. Murray is in Friday Harbor WA on the way back home to East Bay Area around San Francisco.  Everything went great, now time to analyze thousands of hours of video.