Back (in body) from Australia.

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.

Yes, my field site is better than yours; and no, my girlfriend is not gonna' let me keep the sweet mohawk.

1 Response to “Back (in body) from Australia.”

  1. 1 Ted C. MacRae June 29, 2010 at 1:24 am

    I don’t know what I like better – the field site or the mohawk!

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Michael Bok is a graduate student studying the visual system of mantis shrimp.

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