Exploring the City of Halifax

Since I had registered for the seaside program by Dalhousie University in 2020, I was not anticipating a pandemic to hit. My plans for the summer quickly changed. I had intended on participating in intensive summer course and exploring Halifax on my free time. When the pandemic hit and many class were either cancelled or transitioned to online format I was no longer able to live in Halifax for the summer as I intended.
I stayed registered in my classes (Ornithology, Marine species, Coastal Ecology, indigenous conservation biology) and participated online and completed modules at home. Towards th end of the summer I had found myself back in my school province. After 2 weeks of Quarantine I decided that I owed it to myself to do as I planned and Explore Halifax and other part of Nova Scotia.
I visited the famous Pleasant point park. This was the first place that I ever saw a wild sea star. The first one I found was the only one for a few kilometers. Then at a boat warf I saw hundreds of sea stars comfortably hidden under and in between rocks.
I decided to visit again the next day since I was still so excited from the day before. This time I walked along the long expanses of beach to see ho many sea stars I could find. To my surprise there were so many sea stars you couldn't even count.
I think this was a very impactful moment in my early marine science career. Since I had been so interested in whales previously these tiny organisms seemed to just capture my entire attention.

Now I'm not sure which marine species is my favourite.

Publicado el agosto 29, 2020 01:05 TARDE por amandalouise amandalouise


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