Archive for April 2nd, 2010

Spring 2010 program begins

Juvenile rockfish at the Seattle Aquarium

Juvenile rockfish at the Seattle Aquarium

It was a great pleasure to meet the four incoming students for the spring 2010 program last Sunday (3/29). Libby, Kathryn, Horace, and Nora all arrived safely in Seattle in time for a 10:30 tour of the Seattle Aquarium. We saw Pacific salmon and rock fish in the new big outer coast tank, noticed a drift wood log snagged on the cable when viewing the hydrophone station behind the scenes, and listened to underwater sounds and John Ford videos down in the orca exhibit.

After a quick lunch of crumpets and salmon jerky and a brisk walk through Pike Place Market, we drove northward in a caravan just after 13:00. We dodged Seattle traffic detours and light rain to make the 14:45 ferry with just 5 minutes to spare. Amazed that both of our cars got the final two center lane (first off) spots on the ferry, I declared it an auspicious entry into the Archipelago!

Here is a link to the spring 2101 class home page.  There you will find more information about the new students, their instructors, and the adventures upon which they are embarking.

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