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Journals 2006/2007

Peggy Deichstetter
St. Edward High School, Elgin, IL

"Arctic Kelp Bed Study"
July 16 - August 3, 2006
Journal Index:
July 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23
       24 - 25 - 26 - 27 - 28 - 29 - 30 - 31
August 1 - 2 - 3

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July 27, 2006
Another Pressing Day

Brenda and Katrin have put aside numerous specimens that need pressing. Before I begin pressing the new specimens I have to remove yesterday's specimens from the press. To do this you open the press and carefully remove the cheesecloth from the specimens. In a few of the papers the specimens have come loose. On this you apply a little glue and stick the specimens back down. The finished specimens are stacked between blotters with wax paper over them.

More pressed algae. View full version pop-up.   Algae with cheesecloth. View full version pop-up.

Before I start pressing the next set of algae, Ken asks me to help him measure kelp. He measures, I record.

Ken, Brenda, and Katrin are going diving to the measure the biomass of several sites. Ken asks me to record the kelp data into the computer while he is gone. Once I finish recording the kelp data, I return to pressing algae specimens. I finish around 4:00pm.

Pressing algae. View full version pop-up.

It is another beautiful day, sunny, temperature in the high sixties. Susan and I decide to take a walk.

We get back just as Ken, Brenda, and Katrin return from their dive. We head off to dinner.