Today marked the beginning of group projects. Sienna and I paired up and plan to study cleaner wrasse, specifically the correlation between the size of the fish wrasse clean and the time it takes for the wrasse to clean them. I am extremely excited to be working with such a capable, smart, and fun person. With luck, we will be able to find cleaning stations and collect enough data to complete our project. Today, the only goal was to write a project proposal. With this in mind, Sienna and I got to work, then immediately got distracted. I called home for a bit, played the harmonica, and even managed to rewrite a classic song. See if you can guess which one:
Unda da c. unda ba p. partisan soaking packing es roakin tak entre fee. Doble de yanda wepese. Gobin kabuki regresite! Obli pinoci, tede vencohi, tundra frezzee.
You'll probably have to say it out loud to discover which song it is, but who knows, you just might be sharp enough to get it from the first couple phrases. As you can tell, the level of our procrastination was hovering somewhere between advanced and expert. Somehow, we still ended up being one of the first groups done, leaving us plenty of time to hop in the water for some pre-experiment scouting. Unfortunately, the low tide and the strong winds combined with a current made for a unfruitful expedition. No matter, we are still optimistic for some data collection tomorrow.
After our swim, many of the students and Edd decided to go down to the boat jetty for the sunset. As you can tell from the pictures above and below, mother nature really had a beauty in store for us. To our left, blues and purples faded behind a curtain of cirrostratus clouds. These darker hues morphed slowly to lighter pinks and yellows before rising to a crescendo of orange. I must say, the sunsets here never get old. Haiku time:
Sun sinking swiftly.
Explosion of orange, pink, blue.
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