For the next two weeks Moss Landing Marine Labs will be a little quieter, and not just because of spring break. A large class of graduate students has just departed for Baja California Sur for two weeks of field research, and I am lucky to be among them! Many of us have never been to this part the world, and we are full of hopes and dreams that we can pull off the projects we designed back in the classroom.
We are spending the majority of our trip on a tiny island called El Pardito, located within the Sea of Cortez. This island is home to a small community of fishermen who have lived on the island for generations. Many of us are depending heavily on their expertise to set up our projects and navigate the local waters.
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