The first stop was reef 46, where we made sure there wasn’t any M. dilatata on that reef so the Montipora group could see the differences between places with M. dilatata and those without. Next was off to reef 44 for taking the perimeter of the M. dilatata and some water samples for the Spatial group, as well as transects for the Montipora group.
We like to have fun when other groups are finishing collecting data, so here’s Ryan acting like a whale and a dolphin, and even some singing!
Finally we were off to reef 47 where we only took data for the Spatial group. The currents were much stronger here, and the Spatial group got very buffeted around because we were on the reef flat instead of the edge. Despite how tiring this was, it was fun!
Thanks to Ku’ulei we had a delicious cake for Erin’s 21st birthday!!!