What another exciting day on Glaucus with Dr Paul Maxwell. We had a great day sampling, we were in clear water and we were on some great seagrass beds. I was so so so excited. Our first sight was full of different seagrass Zostera (eel grass), Halophila spinulosa and ovalis (dugong grass) and Cymodocea. I have seen so many different seagrass types.
Today I was on the research boat Glaucus. We put out the BRUV (bait recorded undwater video) sampling sites. The BRUV is a way to see the underwater marine life on a seagrass bed.
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How exciting was today. We headed out in the boat called Glaucus. Our crew included scientists Paul and Dave, we had Peter and Micha on board as well. Our science task was to sample the different living things found in the seagrass meadow. We used a very interesting sampling method to find out. It is called a BRUV (Baited Remote Underwater Video) techniques.
Last night we listened to a talk about Moreton Bay Marine Parks systems of management. We learnt about managing marine parks and how science research helps the people who make decision to help protect these important areas.
Today is the first day of teachlive at Moreton Bay in Queensland. Our day has been filled with seagrass, dugong sightings, seagrass monitoring and even a dugong poo. We went out on the Velella sailing boat and 2 other small research boats.