Wednesday, August 3, 2011

creatures and critters volume 2.

my anemone friend.

the resident lab jellyfish

purple urchins!

I scored a sweet coral from the beach.

ginormous barnacle! Oh my goodness

love my biology buds.

the end of last week and the beginning of this weekend was filled with field trips to several different islands to find some awesome critters to examine in the lab.  today we went snorkelling, which was totally rad.  saw some sweet jellies, a HUGE sea cuke, massive anemones, red rock crab and lots of other little gems.  THEN the best of all- a neurobiologist from the mainland came to the station to guest lecture and do a lab with us.  I enjoyed the lab today SO much- he had brought some freshwater snails with him and we got to examine the neurons in their brain.  their neurons are significantly larger than a humans and I could tell you all this awesome stuff about how cool their nervous system functions but I won't get into that.. :)  I love neuroscience.

gotta get to my group meeting and do my yoga for the day.  are you taking part in the 21 day challenge?

1 comment:

  1. oh my gosh morgan! I am so jealous of you right now, I wish that I could be learning about the snails neurons haha :) looks like so much fun, I hope you are enjoying yourself as much as it seems!