When we awoke, the rain had stopped, but it was still windy and cloudy. We glanced out at the ocean from our balcony to see waves 4 feet high breaking at the ridge of the bay.
We went to breakfast not long after, we had pancakes and hotdogs, yum.
Our normal scuba diving/snorkeling trip was canceled today do to the weather. So we had lecture with Gobler instead. But the weather didn’t stop a few of us “hardcore” divers. Brooke, Justin, Colin, Peterson, Anthony and I decided to go anyway. We went on a short ride to a new dive site not too far away. The water was not as clear as the previous dives due to the surf, but it was still a lot of fun. We dove to around 50+ feet and worked our way up from there. Some things we saw were a giant lobster, some angel fish, corals, and some sponges that sting (I found that out the hard way). Justin and I also caught an arrow crab and a small pipefish which we brought back to the marine lab.
After lunch most of the students worked on a slide show that we are presenting to the class tomorrow after dinner. While we were working a lizard found its way into the research building. Of course I had to catch it, but this lizard had one up on me. He found his way from my arm up my shirt and I needed some assistance from some of my fellow students to get him out. We also welcomed the dean of the marine science department, David Conover to spend a few days with us at the Discovery Bay Marine Lab. We had lecture with Peterson later that day and I think a few us learned more about sea grass then we ever wanted to know. For dinner we had fried fish, mashed potatoes, ham, and cake.
I hope tomorrow will be little nicer, but we still have a lot of work to do before our presentations are done.