Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Stuff of Nightmares

I walked into the closet and found the cart I was searching for. I needed to move our field equipment from the van to the lab and as buff as I am I would still rather make fewer trips. So I sought the dissection lab cart. It was loaded with specimens but I could set […]

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Day 6

Last day. We went out during the high tide to try and count how much leaf litter washes into the sea. We did this in two ways. First we placed nets over the mouth of a few streams and captured all the leaves floating in the stream for a number of hours. These streams are […]

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Oregon, day 5

With our packs all prepared we headed out into the field for some real labor. We first visited Sunset bay where we discovered our drift need full of seaweed. We had placed it too close to the coast and the tide came up and dumped a bunch of rotting organic stuff in it. Actually pretty […]

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Oregon, day 4

We finished weighing out our alder packs today and then got started on the kelp packs. The kelp is starting to die off now that it is winter. It turns out that algae grows and dies with the season just like terrestrial plants. So all the stalks are very old, shredded, covered in bryozoans, and […]

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