Monday, March 4, 2013

Undersea Science

We were snorkeling off at Beehive Cove, which is off of Great Lamshur Bay, St. John, USVI, and saw these objects fixed underwater, obviously part of someone’s experiments. The plates could be to determine settlement rates of sessile reef invertebrates, like corals, sponges, stuff like that. A friend in grad school with Anne in Galveston did a similar experiment to determine the settlement rate of barnacles, something that’s close to cruiser’s minds, if not exactly near and dear to their hearts. The tubes could be sediment traps to determine the rate or extend of sediment deposit. Then again, I could be completely wrong and they could be something else entirely!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Chris and Anne, So glad I found your blog again and am able to catch up with your whereabouts. We are land based in Maine for now. It's great to see fellow cruisers still out there living the dream. Heads up - a work colleague and her family are visiting St. Thomas at the end of April. They are sailors and want to do a day charter. I told them to contact Carribean Blue and ask for you. Their names are Ginny, Jim and Michelle - great people and would be fun to have aboard!