Originally posted here.
Not a lot to report today. The better way of sifting sediment that I had hoped for has not materialized, so we spent pretty much all day sorting through sediment samples by hand. Aside from contaminating one of our samples with a dish cloth and discovering a small snail in one of my samples, there's not very much worth writing about.
We only have four samples left to sort so we should be done with the time sinky part of the project by tomorrow morning, hopefully giving me some time to run out to the ocean and see what I can see on my own (or with a partner, rather). Only a few days left before the class ends and it's time to return home, so here's hoping I see something interesting!