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Archive for June, 2008

Marsh Trudging

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 Posted in General | No Comments »

We're now into the fourth week here and we're all underway working on our projects. For me, I'm venturing out into a nearby marsh everyday, twice a day to collect water and sediment samples. I filter the water samples and ...

Blue Crab Larval Recruitment

Monday, June 23rd, 2008 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

--Caitlin McKimmy For my research, I’m planning on looking at Blue Crab larval recruitment around Mustang Island and the Mission-Aransas Estuary. The Blue Crab, an essential component of coastal ecosystems and a valuable economic commodity, spawns and hatches in the open ...

Green Water Aquaculture

Saturday, June 21st, 2008 Posted in Fish | No Comments »

Rynnie Henderson The intent of my experiment is to determine the effectiveness of using an alternative to live algae when raising red drum larvae. I set red drum eggs in my 150 liter cone tanks Thursday night, and the larvae are ...

Zebrafish Oocyte Maturation

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

We are now well into the third week of the REU program and many projects are underway. I have been working on the maturation of zebrafish oocytes. The experiments are great because they can be started and completed in one ...