Author Archives: Liza

Ah, the whale museum…

            I would live at the whale museum if I could, surrounded by the skeletons, baleen, and echo of whales past. I don’t even know where to begin talking about what I learned and enjoyed there. Not much of the … Continue reading

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Where have all the Gonads gone?

Question: What is worm-like in flexibility, orange and textured, and feeds off deposits on the bottom of the sea floor? Echinodermata – Parastichopus californicus is exactly that… and more!   In our dissection of this unfortunate sea cucumber Ross and … Continue reading

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“fairy rings” Endocladia muricata

Admittedly I’m not much of an algae person (go vertebrates!), but when Emily talked about the “fairy rings” when we went on our crack-of-dawn field trip to Cattle Point I started to think about algae. After a bit of searching … Continue reading

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The False Bay Project

One calm moonlight night in early October an assembly of students from FHL went on an excursion to False Bay. A damp coolness hung in the air and mixed with the aroma of the receding low tide, a tide low … Continue reading

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Lime Kiln and Limestone

Who doesn’t love the San Juan Islands? It’s a place to instantly fall in love with. Most people come to the island for the touristy side of things like shopping in town or the ever popular whale watching. As students … Continue reading

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