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Journals 2006/2007

Mark Harris
Layton High School, Layton, UT

"Stenella Abundance Research Project (STAR)"
July 23, 2006 - August 14, 2006
Journal Index:
July 23 - 24 - 25 - 26 - 27 - 28 - 29
       30 - 31
August 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9
           10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14

Additional Resources

August 3, 2006
Flying Bridge Time

Looking for dolphins with Cornelia

While I was squid fishing during the morning CTD launch a 20 pound squid kept hanging around my lure. I fished and jigged hard but could not get him to take the lure. Boy, did I want to get him; he won, fed a little and then disappeared.

A slow day on the flying bridge, I can talk and get to know each scientist better in this down time. Friendships are made in times like these and I almost welcome these times as much as being busy. Studying marine mammals is not as much fun as watching and studying human animals. I did enjoy my time on the flying bridge today. The scientists have to talk to you because they are working and I am just kind of hanging out. I really like these people.

Watching the flying fish get kicked up from the ship is interesting to see. The fish actually fly around 50 yards before landing. We spotted a killer whale at sundown, they are beautiful animals.

While doing our nightly squid fishing a 6 foot tunicate came to the surface. It was a strange blob floating, I had to go and look it up in the library just to see what it really looked like. Tomorrow we are headed back toward shore, this means more animals.