Time to kick it up a notch

Now that we’re about 3 1/2 weeks into summer, it’s time to kick it up a notch to reach my goals.

But what’s that? A drip? Curses.

Leaks, leaks, and more leaks. Fix one, and another appears. I finally got around to fixing the leak in my boot, but the tanks I’m using for habitat choice trials and racing have leaks. Nothing a little silicone can’t fix. Or a lot of silicone.

Race lane setup.

Habitat choice setup.

At least it’s only a slow leak. I still managed to run some crab race trials today. When I do these trials, I need to keep the water that they’re in cold, so I setup shop in the cold room. What’s a cold room? It’s pretty much a giant walk-in refrigerator. That’s where I’ll be spending a lot of time this summer. (Air-conditioning!)

This link will take you to a video of crab races I did today. crab race

This week I won’t be out collecting more crabs because the tides aren’t low enough to expose much of the intertidal zone. However, I took some pictures the last time I went out to the sulfide seep. That is a rock covered with bacteria. All the white, filamentous stuff is the bacteria. It’s kind of gross looking, isn’t it?

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