currently I am doing some lab work on scallops. scallop surveys were completed earlier this year and the samples have just been kept in the freezer because nobody has had a chance to take all the biological measurements. (insert-ME!) I am actually really enjoying this work- to most it would probably seem really tedious and repetitive. a couple other biologists that were in and out of the lab today looked like they were doing some interesting work so I asked them what they were working on. one of them was working with six gill shark pups and the other is doing her masters which is focused on reducing the pollution and emissions generated from aquaculture. so cool! I loved being surrounded by lots of science nerds! I find it really beneficial to learn about all the projects going on because it exposes me to many other departments and opportunities that I otherwise would have no idea even existed. the work being done is so diverse and I look forward to hopefully being fortunate enough to work in one of these departments when I graduate. fingers crossed!
so I have been struggling to come up with creative lunch ideas. any suggestions? while I was in the field all of my meals were prepared for me :) but now I have to get back to prepping lunches to take to work each day. yesterday I used some leftover pasta and cut up lots of veggies and topped it with balsamic vinaigrette. this was actually really tasty and filling! I packed in some extra nutrition with an orange and strawberries.
today I made a taco salad(minus the meat) as well as a fruit salad and a muffin! hope that keeps me going until 4. wishing everyone a great day!