Teaching Oceanography

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I have been given the wonderful opportunity to be a graduate teaching assistant at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. This term I have been helping teaching the oceanography lab with Dr. David Shull. Recently we went out in Burrows Bay and used a Peterson Grab coring device to take sediment samples from the floor of the bay . We sifted through our muddy samples and I helped the students identify the different invertebrates we found. We also did a grain size analysis and then compared how the density and diversity of invertebrate feeding modes changed as we moved from sandy to muddy sediments.

Dr. Shull wrangling the Peterson Grab
Students spraying of some sediment cores
Beautiful shells revealed in a large core from a sandy site
Neotrypaea californiensis, a burrowing shrimp juvenile


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