Sunday, May 15, 2011

2011 Benthic Ecology Meeting

The 2011 Benthic Ecology Meeting was held in Mobile, AL. Our entire lab, Kirk, Katherine, Kylie, Jenn and Anna attended and presented research.

The meeting was held in the old town section of Mobile a short walk from Mobile Bay.

As is often the case, the meeting happened to be over the St. Paddy's Day celebration including green fountains, a parade and, of course, green beer.

The banquet was held at a marsh-side restaurant with a giant crayfish boil.

Did I mention the mountain of crayfish?

As the chief crustacean biologist in the group, I was expected to demonstrate the proper peeling technique.

Katherine caught on quickly, much to her own delight.

Kylie and Anna did too, but couldn't take it too seriously.

Jenn found it messy but was able to keep up with the rest of us.

Overall, the Childress lab had a great meeting for both science and seafood.

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