In case you couldn’t guess, this week has been ever so slightly challenging trying to get everything organised! I’ve been trying to organise maybe doing my Dive Master when I get back, looking at more houses for final year, trying to book the end of semester travels with Tom and Freddie, shipping all my stuff home and on top of that I’m trying to get my Inverts project going whilst revising for my mid semester exams! I’m so glad that I have choir, it’s the only time in the week where I can just forget everything else that I have to do!
On the houses front, I think we have one reserved now – it’s been a bit of a mission, but I think it’s all sorted. Seems like a pretty nice house, and I kind of know the people we’ll be moving in, so that’s good! We’re also right near the centre of town which is fantastic!
After the dive last week I was the one to write up the dive report, which was weird since I’ve never done one before, but quite fun to do. I already want to go diving again soon! It was such a lovely day!
My inverts project is taking shape now. I have decided to look at algal feeding behaviour in feather-duster worms. Pretty much I’m going to be feeding them different sized algae and seeing if there is a difference in feeding rates. Yay Science! But seriously though, I actually find this pretty interesting! The difference in feeding rate will be measured by change in colour of the water (since the algae is brown or green) after a set period of time. Which means that I get to learn how to use some fancy kit in the labs! However, I need to work out how long I need to leave them in order to see a colour difference, so, in the name of science, I now have a tray of fan worms sitting on my desk at home with algae in their little wells of sea water, just chilling. Man I am a nerd sometimes. It’s not every day you have a tray of fan worms sitting in your bedroom! I just hope this project works now!