Just got back from AChemS! The meeting was great! Even though I was flying solo (only person from my lab and university to attend) I met lots of nice, very smart people. The poster session went exceptionally well! I got a ton of helpful feedback from the experts in the field. All in all, I’d say this was one of the most productive meetings I have ever attended!
Sadly, I did not take any photos while I was there…. too preoccupied, I guess. So here are some pictures of a family visit…
Mom and this little crazy came to hang out with Dave and I not too long ago.
We spent most of our time at the beach
It was pretty windy while they were here. When we went for a walk, we found all kinds of fun creatures!
The beach was littered crazy stuff.
These guys are relatives of jellyfish, called by-the-wind sailors. Their little sails help catch the wind so they can be transported around the ocean, but on a day where the wind is blowing toward shore….guess where they end up!
Portuguese man-o-war. These guys have long tentacles that drift behind them that deliver a nasty sting.
But they are pretty cool looking…
And lastly we have the violet snail. These guys make a little bubble raft that they float on. I read that they are predators of the by-the-way sailors.