Sampling at Bonne Point, Botany Bay

Photo by Stacey Trevathan-Tackett

Photo by Stacey Trevathan-Tackett

Yesterday the whole crew drove out to Botany Bay and we had a great time sampling for Posendonia australis!

Photo by David Lilje

Photo by David Lilje

The species was looking very bad.  Lots of characteristic marks of an epidemic condition. 

Photo by Stacey Trevathan-Tackett

Photo by Stacey Trevathan-Tackett

It also seems that the seagrass community composition may have changed since the map I had was created.  I plated the samples today, so expect results tomorrow. 

Lastly, I had a nice little break today with Osu's amazing family.  It was her Mum's birthday!  It was the best picnic I have ever been to, ever.  There was lots of love, laughter, games and the most delicious food you ever ate.   The picture does not do it justice, but the park is also a lovely large place along a river and the shoreline where there were lots of pick-up games like soccer and rugby, as well as a host of free roaming dogs...  Gracie would love it here! 

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I rode the ferry into Manly from Circular Quay just in time to catch the sunset.

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

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I really couldn't imagine a more beautiful day.  Unless I could catch a nap somewhere in between!