I spent nearly all week setting up my poster and playing around with different applications. Bringing it all together to display my summer research in a concise way was really a lot of fun for me! Learning how to get the results across to a broad audience with few words and space is difficult but incredibly important.
This week we also had the invertebrate ball where everyone dressed up as an invertebrate. Five others and me were colonial salps, so we spent nearly the whole ball velcroed together and dancing!
Kaitlyn and I managed to sneak in a few trips to the beach this week. We got out to Bandon, Bastendorff and Lighthouse beach. Somehow I hadn’t yet been to Lighthouse beach even though I’ve run and driven past it numerous times. I’m happy I made it there with 5 days to spare. I plan to visit it at least two more times this week because it might be my favorite beach nearby.
This week I’ve also extended my running mileage and made it out to Cape Arago from campus. Running around here has been such a change from the city streets of Seattle, so I’m making the most of the fresh air and ocean fog. Kaitlyn and I went on a long run this week and were gifted with a grey whale that came up the surface for us 8 times in a row! I’d say that’s not a bad way to start the day.
Many people will say that the best way to learn a new language is to immerse yourself into a community where that language is spoken. I’ve been at OIMB less than a week and already the amount of ideas, techniques, and information I’ve absorbed has exceeded my expectations, as though I am learning a new language to better grasp and comprehend science.