For many students and professionals, the upcoming summer season in the northern hemisphere means they get the chance to go into the field to collect data for their research. COVID has made the regular “field season” impossible or completely different, but fortunately some are still able to get out. My research takes me to remote beach in the Indian Ocean, using marine technology such as drones and baited remote underwater video cameras (BRUVs) to look at shark assemblages.
The latest fieldwork trip I took lasted almost three weeks! Packing can sometimes present a lot of challenges, such as choosing the right gear and just how much to bring for… well, pretty much every scenario. So, what do I bring with me when I’m out in the field? Well first off, I have a few general tips.
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Hi! I'm Melissa, an Australian-based Latina science educator, podcaster, and freelance writer. I spend a lot more time on Instagram and Twitter, but blogging is my first love. Thanks for stopping by — I hope you stay a while.
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