Day 19: Eradicating the HOBO’s and such

Hello all, this is Delaney.

The story of today starts two days ago on Saturday afternoon…

Every team was working so hard to finish their results section of our papers so that they could have a relaxing Saturday night. Everyone finished early in the evening… except for the Blue team. We had so much data that we were up until almost 4am running statistical tests on our data. But we found out some pretty cool things about what we surveyed!

Sunday…

The entire Blue team slept in much later than we usually do, but when we all awoke, we realized it was party time! The Beach BBQ party that is! All of us students got to work preparing food, transporting items and preparing to entertain our guests. And boy, did we have a fantastic time talking to friends, family and faculty. The food was delicious and view at the beach house was fantastic.

Monday… our last Monday…

This morning most of us students were sluggish due to our excessive consumption of food and fun the day prior. Green, Yellow and Red Teams went out into the field to collect the last of their data and flagging tape that was still on the reef. The Blue team stayed in all day crunching numbers on our data. We found out some super interesting things about Kbay and the creatures that call it home!

The Green Team ‘eradicated the HOBO’s’ from the reef, with respect of course.

The Yellow Team visited a few reefs and collected the last of their gear and data. Jessenia and Alina also saw ‘a really big ray’!

The Red Team collected eighty flags from just four reefs and saw a few turtle friends.

The Blue Team bonded over MiniTab and StatsPlus and additionally, two of us cried when Candice discovered a much easier way to export data than what we were originally doing.

Talk about a productive day for everyone!!

Tonight we are having a dinner lovingly prepared by Alina and Rhianna.

Have a good night folks!

Taking a little swim between photo quadrants

Taking a little swim between photo quadrats

Frolicking in the corals tuckered this mermaid out so she went for a dip

Frolicking in the corals tuckered this mermaid out so she went for a dip

Always remember to enjoy your work

Always remember to enjoy your work

You can't have a great research day without a selfie

You can’t have a great research day without a selfie

Haley is not only the cutest girl in the world, but also the more comical... we all want to be friends with her forever

Haley is not only the cutest girl in the world, but also the most comical

These nudibranchs were caught in the act by Delaney and Haley!

These nudibranchs were caught in the act by Delaney and Haley!

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