I'm in Monterey, at a conference. Specifically, I'm at the 3rd annual Ocean in a High CO2 World.
I am reaching an important point in my thesis. My lab measures light at the surface and at depth; the amount of light absorption between the two sensors can give chlorophyll concentrations. It seems like the method works, but I don't know what to do with it; I am having trouble coming up with that next step. I hope this conference will help me develop a question to ask.
There's also a Blue Ocean Film Festival this week. It's attracting a crowd devoted to giving Ocean Science information to the public. I'm excited to crash some of the workshops, they sound super neat.
Anyways, I grew up between San Diego and Monterey, so I decided to drive here.
I made it home Friday, and had my parents and a warm meal waiting for me. It was a leisurely day on Saturday; some good news came in early, which created levity. After that, my dad and I washed my car and we all watched UCLA lose. Dolphins were going crazy when the sun went down.
Today, I drove the coast road and listened to a Bill Bryson book on tape. I got booklets to both conferences, and am creating my schedule now.
--My hotel internet doesn't work. It seems I'll be using the conference internet all week.
--I get free admission to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
--It felt great in the RAV4, cruising the 500+ miles with ease.
|Driving on Friday; this was my drive to and from High School|
|Sunset on Saturday|
|The parents, with the incorrect Sweatshirt|
|Dolphins going CRAZY|
|Coast road on Sunday.|
|It was foggy, but this added it's own Beauty. I know what this|
drive looks like, it was neat to know what's there, and not be able to see it;
an interesting kind of power
|Trying some macro|
|Waves looked fun|