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Journals 2008/2009

Maria Gomez
Dr. Theodore Alexander Science Center School, Los Angeles, California

"Sound Localization in Plainfin Midshipman Fish"
Bodega Bay Marine lab, Bodega Bay, California
July 17 - July 26, 2009
Journal Index:
July 17-18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22
       23 - 24 - 25 - 26

July 22, 2008
Tomales Bay Beach

Yea, we got to sleep in a little this morning as low tide was at 6:45 a.m. After breakfast we drove to the site and began our specimen collection for the day. While we were on the beach we noticed that a young harbor seal swimming nearby. It bobbed in and out of the water observing us very curiously. Since Dr. Bass sends his samples back to his lab at Cornell he asked us to collect as many type 1 males possible. Luckily, today we found a large quantity of fish specimens. After we returned to the Marine Station, Dr. Bass gave a lecture on the midshipmen and his research. He has been studying the vocalization of these fish for over 20 years. Tonight we were out helping Dr. Sisneros really late since he had over 20 fish participate in the experiment. We started around 10:00 p.m. and we didn't return to our room until after midnight.

Daphne and me along the coast