by Amanda Kahn
As discussed in the previous post, my labmate Rachel and I traveled to the coast to collect more samples for our research on the reef-forming glass sponge, Aphrocallistes vastus. We drove to Brentwood Bay the morning of our collection dive and went out to our dive site with the help of Pinnacle Scuba Adventures. Everyone was in good spirits–it wasn’t raining yet, the water was calm, and we were going diving! While I started talking about our most recent adventure (a.k.a. field collecting trip) in yesterday’s post on the blog, I have now continued the updates on the Leys Lab website. Check it out to see how we fared during the dive and to learn more about why Rachel and I are studying the glass sponges, and what we’re hoping to learn about them.