A Little Learning In The Field
(or: This is why it's called a Field Notebook. )
Your comments show you have really picked up on the coral/mangrove connection. Learning how to identify species in their natural setting is quite different than in the lab or from pictures. That's just one reason organizations like Earthwatch and experiences like The Bahamian Reef Survey so very special. We're so lucky at Madeira Beach to be able to experience learning in the field too.
I know there are others of you out there who aren't Mad Beach Manatees...
Feel free to join , travel along and share with us.
Just a quick note:
There are lots of people I will thank for their help with this expedition. I particularly want to thank Donna in Indian Rocks for all her help with the gear.
Joe, Joe, Dan and Charrie - can't be done with out those you trust helping. The hurdles have been interesting, have they not?
Bill, your support is unending.
And KV ... you've been spectacular - as always.