A few weeks back Wendy, Steve (my boss), a couple of volunteers, and I went shark fishing in the Keys.  I needed to catch some baby lemon sharks for my research.  We did end up catching a few but sadly they didn’t make it home.  I can’t complain about a weekend spent fishing in the Keys though.  I am scheduled to go back down there on Friday.  This time we will fish for a few days and then I will stay and conduct my experiments at the lab in the keys rather than trying to transport the sharks back here, which is always dicey.  Cross your fingers for me!!!  Anyhow, here are the photos from the 1st fishing trip:

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Keys Marine Lab from the boat

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Wendy, Joey, and Lindsay fishing

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Gorgeous sunset

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Hard work

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Pushing the boat off the grass flats once we got stuck – happens every time we fish

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Baby lemon shark!  This guy was about a half a meter long

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Once we catch them, we bring them on deck

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and attempt to dehook them

A week or so ago, I went down to Key West with Dave for his birthday.  We rode down on his motorcycle, which was super fun – but my butt has never been more sore in my life!!

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My and the bike.

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Dave

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Down at Mallory Square for sunset

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Chickens and chicks running around randomly.  So cute!

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Street performers at Mallory Square

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Sailboat at sunset

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Weird flower

AES meeting post to follow shortly!!

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About Tricia

I am a science geek who loves traveling and anything to do with the ocean!

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