A very small team arrive on St. John's Island to participate in the first laboratory session of the Survey!
A short pleasant walk up the wooded hill and we soon arrive at the idyllic site of the Tropical Marine Science Institute. Safety is a priority in lab work. So NO slippers or sandals. Covered shoes are a MUST.
halfbeaks. Also a puffed up pufferfish. And some stingrays. Wow.
Rene shared more photos about today's lab session on facebook, and says: "It was really fun for me as not only do I get to observe the fishes up close (they are always swimming away from me!), I also learnt to tell them apart. First you see the shape, then the scales, the eyes and the mouth...The time is simply too short. Just as we were enjoying our work, we have to leave to catch the ride back."
There's lots more lab sessions ahead. And these are so popular with the volunteers that all slots are already filled! More about the lab sessions.
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