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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Last day in Punta Gruesa!

Today is our last full day at Punta Gruesa, but there are many reasons to celebrate! This morning’s boat ride was one on a salty glass surface where you could practically see yourself staring into the transparent bottom below. Going full throttle through the pass is a magnificently rare event. Normally, we are combating waves and protecting our bums and backs from the inevitable slamming of the hull. Dipping down into the ocean blue, one could see for 25 meters in all directions and there was not a surge to be found.
The last of the data that our phase needed was the much anticipated rovers.

Each coral researcher was paired with a fish researcher, and the main goal was to literally count all the adult fish or any coral that you could see. The final boat just dropped anchor back
on the beach with the very last rover data in hand. It is a very bittersweet way to end our
business with GVI, sad to be leaving, yet ecstatic to have completed all the transects and
rovers. You know that there will be many toasts to this accomplishment tonight, our last
fiesta together. P.S. SARAH RULES!