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GML welcomed two terrapins to the lab this week. The first of the two terrapins is a 6-month old that is located in Shelly’s office. This little one hatched from an egg that was surgically removed from a mama turtle that was killed by a car. We’ve named it “Dalai,” which means ‘ocean’ in Hindi.
The second of the two terrapins is an older turtle named Dory. Dory was brought to the SC Aquarium with extensive injuries to three legs, its face, and tail. The aquarium could not keep Dory because the other terrapins picked on her. She has recovered from her injuries and is going to live out her life in the wet lab here at Grice. Captain Pete made a roomy tank for Dory, complete with rocks to climb on, small fish, and crabs to chase.
Thanks to the SC Aquarium for the two newest members of the Grice family. Welcome, Dalai and Dory!
Earlier this week we received a visit from the Ockero Sailing Upper Secondary School, a high school based in Sweden. This group of high school students and faculty members have been at sea for 2 months, sailing across the Atlantic and touring the eastern seaboard of the United States. We were lucky enough to be one of their stops along the way! The students had a lab in one of the classrooms, toured GML, participated in a touch tank exhibit and learned about the benefits of the bog garden. They were an especially engaged group and we really enjoyed having them here!
After months of hard work by graduate students, the GML bog garden is almost complete. The garden consists of unique native plants, a small pond and a peat bog that will soon be inhabited by carnivorous plants. Yet to be completed is the re-routing of the condensate water into the pond. Additionally, several fish species may be added to the current residents of the pond, which include bluegill, mosquito fish, tadpoles and a southern leopard frog.
Welcome, early adopters, to the College Blog Server, known as blogs.cofc.edu. The final bits and pieces of construction are being put into place for a launch on Monday to all faculty and staff. Things are looking good and working well.
I wanted to take a second to thank all of you who have been poking around, giving feedback, and waiting patiently for this to open up. I wanted to get this going sooner, but semester startup was what it was. 🙂
Looking forward to getting this show on the road Monday!
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