May & June zombie crab / goby sampling
We completed our May sampling event (I'm a bit belated in posting this) back on May 19, 2017. It was definitely hotter than prior sampling events, but we managed to get all of our sites done and continue to collect interesting data -- our high salinity sites are the ones where we find our zombie crabs.
We have also recently started a collaboration with Gloria Putnam of NC Sea Grant to include some private waterfronts into our sampling, and we visited a couple of those locations to deploy some new crab condos. We very much appreciate the help and support from everyone!
Below are some pictures from our May and June sampling events!
In addition to zombie crabs, our lab has also been collecting gobies for Chris' dissertation research. During his recent research, Chris has been discovering a wide variety of parasites. Now we need to do some detective work to better understand life cycles and upstream/downstream hosts for some of these multi-host parasites. Below are a couple images that Chris has taken of his parasites.
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