So it's been a hot minute since I've been back from the other side of the world, and I'm still slowly, sloooowly going through photos. Part of me thinks that if I don't process them, it'll mean the trip isn't over. But it's also really nice to relive moments during editing, and some of the most enjoyable and distinct experiences I had in Tasmania occurred when I drove with Zack and Dr. Wright all around coastal Tasmania.
Of the eight or nine beaches Zack frequented during the fieldwork process, we went to Beechford and Bell Buoy Beach the most. The rocky landscape was ideal for both hormosira banksii (kelp) and petrolisthes galathinus (invasive NZ crab) sampling. But it wasn't just kelp and crabs on these Tasmanian beaches. I came across several cool critters that I'd never seen before.