Though my mind and circadian clock are still befuddled by epic jet lag, I have returned safely from my field trip to Lizard Island. Unsurprisingly, the trip was spectacular despite spending much of my time dangling Y-shaped sticks in front of stubborn mantis shrimps for hours upon hours every day. My most significant finding this year was that behavioral work is ridiculously time consuming; while others are out working on the reef, you are attempting to telepathically coerce a shrimp into participating in a choice test.
Now that I’m back, posting will resume regularly. I’ve stored up a multitude of ideas for interesting future posts that I can’t wait to research and write.
Thanks for staying tuned despite the inactivity.