We have arrived in Jupiter for our Keystone Species with Lemon Sharks. Upon arrival, we me the team...Doc Gruber, Scientist Steve and Tony, 3 volunteers and the Captain Cheryl. The team has been working hard to prepare the equipment to be replaced in the ocean tomorrow. After the brief introductions we were off to eat dinner. Doc found us a quite Oceanside restaurant (I believe it was SeaSide Grill but I am a little tired so I will verify that tomorrow along with the three lady volunteers).
Dinner was so interesting, between Doc, Tony, Steve and Cheryl's experiences with the lemon sharks the stories were full of excitement and adventure. We discussed the winds, currents and oh yes the sea that are calling for 3-5 foot with 6 second intervals. So tomorrow will be a bit choppy and getting back on the boat should be like getting on a bucking bronco. The plan is to go south and retrieve as many of the receivers placed in December and replace them with new receivers. GPS coordinates are good but in current, low visibility, deep water and choppy water keen skills are a must to keep from wasting time and efforts.
Stay tuned tomorrow and the coming weekends should be exciting!
PS. there are a few spots still available contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.