Hi everyone! This is Jessica Fett again to talk about our day. We took a day off from our field work in North Kaneohe Bay today to do some work in the classroom and get some much needed relaxation and time out of the hot sun.
Each group was very productive for analyzing their data and setting up devices to use tomorrow in the field! We began our day with a class meeting with Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Hunter to talk about what data we have so far and what are next steps would be. Then, we broke up into our smaller groups to focus on our goals for the day. Group A took sediment samples that were collected and sieved them to find different grain sizes and dried sediment in order to determine composition. They even found a snail named Gary in their sediment trap!
Group B programed temperature gauges and calibrated HOBOs (a device that measures temperature) and got clode cards ready to measure wave action. Group C graphed our data from the three reefs we have measured so far, comparing coral cover to size, position and depth. Everyone also got a delivery of delicious food from Costco! Now everyone is anxiously waiting for chickpea and chicken burritos before we all work on our introduction for the final report. We are all very excited to get back to the field tomorrow to get more information on coral calving on more patch reefs tomorrow! Hopefully we get to see more turtles too!