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Journals 2009/2010

Daphne Rawlinson
West University Elementary, Houston, Texas

"Sound Localization in Plainfin Midshipman Fish"
Bodega Bay Marine Lab, Bodega Bay, California
July 17 - July 26, 2009
Journal Index:
July 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24
      25 - 26

July 18, 2009
Scientist in Training

Maria and I had our first night of training. It was an experience! The tanks were located outside of the marine lab in the cold, windy 50° Bodega weather. Since the fish we are studying are nocturnal, we were working in the dark most of the night. We were able to use red lights for a bit of illumination, however, it was still not an ideal lighting situation. In fact, it was so hard to see I stumbled over a small wooden bench. I was totally embarrassed by the situation. I fear I will not live down that incident for the next several days.

Plainfin Midshipmen Fish, a face only a mother could love
Holding Tanks at night at Bodega Bay Marine Lab

Plainfin Midshipmen Fish, Type I Male, Bodega Bay, California

Dr. Joe Sisneros' Lab
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Dr. Andy Bass' Lab
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY