Before starting the real work we spend a week preparing the field expedition. This included a medical test, x-rays, discussing our plans with John and Di from UWA (University of Western Australia), arranging a camper, the necessary permits etc. Jennifer Verduin was so kind to host Laura and me in Perth. And we also had a nice evening with Paul and his family.
We surprised the hardware store assistant with a list of the strangest combination of fieldwork equipement, from osmocote to bamboo-sticks, to plaster etc. And bought 800 dollars of food to survive the next 4 weeks in Shark bay.
After arriving in Denham, Sharkbay (a 10 hr drive from Perth), it was time to take a first glimps of the seagrasses:
And the local fauna! Including loads of Dugongs, Sharks, Turtles, Emu’s walking inside mangroves, Kangaroos, and sea snakes later on.
Thanx Laura for additional pics!