Day 6 was mostly spent in the water. We headed back to champagne reef to take several transects of sand samples and water samples. A transect just means we took a bunch of samples in a line, writing down the lat. And long. Of each sample. Emily, Stephanie, and Sawyer were in the water and Katrina and Dr. Lazar stayed on the beach to do tests and get some video for the geology outreach project.
Katrina works on taking water quality measurements on the beach.
How we kept our camera equipment dry when a sudden rainstorm appeared. (shout out to Clemson RiSE – Residents in Science and Engineering - for the awesome hat!)
Once we were back at the research center there was still plenty of cores left to be opened up so Stephanie and Dr. Lazar continued their work with those late into the night! Katrina and Emily played catch up on photo documentation and projects.
-Emily,Stephanie, and Katrina