Posted by Jess:
With the help of Darin (another ASU grad student, top left), Drew (top right) and I (bottom left) were able to find a pond at Tres Rios to test out some of the gear we will be using this summer. Both the light meter and oxygen/conductivity/salinity probe seemed to be working; here’s hoping they stay that way in Mexico!
We also got to practice our method of mapping ponds. Using a compass and some trigonometry, one can make a pretty decent map of the perimeter of a lake (in the photo, Drew is tossing the field tape to me; I’m taking notes). Although we did not test water depths, we determined how we would do it this summer – use a 1 – 2 meter long stick like a fishing pole.
Although we did not run into any wild dogs, Drew found a scorpion!