It was so wonderful to see you all on the live stream today. I hope you enjoyed the dive on Bloody Bay Wall! You had excellent questions! Good job, everyone!
Today I am posting video taken by a GoPro that was placed in the middle of the Nassau aggregation yesterday. It is incredible! Take a look and let me know what you think!
It was so great to see you all today on the live stream! I hope you enjoyed it.
Today I introduced you to Katherine Cameron (PhD Candidate at SCRIPPS) who is working on the hydrophones and collecting the sounds, or vocalizations, the Nassau make. Below are two pictures taken yesterday of the Nassau swimming around one of the hydrophones as well as three sound files of different Nassau vocalizations she has recorded. Check it out and let me know what you think!
Here is a video clip taken this morning by one of the researchers who is measuring Nassau using laser calipers. Take a look!! Sure looks like a lot of fish. All the researchers seem to think that the big spawning event will happen tonight! Stay tuned!
By now you have likely noticed that the Nassau can change colors! Pretty awesome, right?!
Does anyone have a guess as to why they change their color? Comment below and let me know what you think!
Below are a series of pictures showing a microscopic camera attached to an Acrobat system, which holds the camera and controls the depth of the camera. Can anyone guess how and why REEF and the DOE would need a microscopic camera at the spawning aggregation site? What might they be studying?
Researchers and scientists from REEF and the Cayman Islands Dept. of Environment are already at the spawning aggregation site on Little Cayman. Here are a couple videos of the grouper and scientists at work, collecting data!
Grouper Moon is almost here, so its time to start preparing your students for our live web-chats with scientists, researchers, and DOE staff who will be working at the Spawning Aggregation Site on Little Cayman.
I am here to support you in any way I can. Feel free to email me with questions about any of these activities. I am happy to help adapt activities to suit your student’s needs.
I can’t wait to see you all soon!!
Hello Grouper Educators!
Here is a beautifully illustrated life-cycle poster to use with your students. This is a great resource for your classrooms!