Amelia and I tagged along with some Bonefishers today, and here’s a quick photojournal:
As an example of the abundance and biodiversity present in Mangroves, today I saw 6 sharks, 2 sea turtles, 3 blue crabs, hundreds of juvi. fish, a school of bonefish, 4 pufferfish, and one weird white girl humming to herself as she waded in waist-high water holding her phone above her head – oh wait, sorry, that’s me. One of the sharks was a pretty hefty 4 ft Nurse Shark (I was a little nervous, but I should have remembered by mantra re: Nurse Sharks: Like regular nurses, they’ll only hurt you if you really bug them. But you really shouldn’t bug them). I played Red Light Green Light with a trio of juvenile Lemon Sharks…I am still unsure if it was a game.
If you stand still on the rocks, you hear roots and rocks clicking. On the flats, a gentle lapping at your heels.
Back at Island School I worked on Flats Ecology research with the lovely Aaron Schultz; it was great to muddle around in those memories and then be snapped back to a truly beautiful reality.
Back to the AC and the bookwork that I really need to do please someone tell me to just freaking do it. Cheers! Rennie p.s. – There are over 2,000 hits on the site! Thank you! I love you (most likely)!