I am blogging here after a full day helping out at a Cod Symposium! I love this internship because there is always something new to work on or help out with--whether it be working with kids on citizen science green crab hunts, sorting through many crabs to see if they have molted or not, to working at conferences slightly outside of your area expertise. Similar to the green crab summit two weeks ago, this one focused on various aspects of cod and we had everyone from scientists, captains of ships, and fishermen come and talk. It was interesting to hear all of the different sides to the stories about cod.
On a different note, I am getting excited about some restaurants starting to show interest in selling green crabs on their menu! We gave a few green crabs that we caught to a chef and he put it on his specials menu for a few days! It is all very exciting; Mark and I are going out tomorrow to look for more crabs to give to more restaurants and people who are interested. More updates to come about progress on green crabs!