You might ask yourself what findings did this intrepid team of researchers uncover. I hope you are sitting down for our Earth-shattering results. We discovered that the fish did not have a significant (a word not used lightly in science...it means statistically significant, which is a rigorously conservative test) preference for any of the attractants we presented. They did not even have a preference for the right side or the left side of the tanks. Rather, they had a strong preference for whatever portion of the tank was farthest from the walkways between the stacks of tanks that people used.
That is correct. We found that fish tend to avoid people. The impact of this study...we may finally be able to explain why humans and fish occupy such different ecological niches. Wow! Heady stuff. Look out Nobel...
So, to celebrate our ground-breaking achievement, here are some pictures before I go to bed.
|Happiness in the lab.|
|Mark is upset that care appears to be reserved for Anglos.|
|Ryan and Dan trudge off to search for cool sea life.|
|An afternoon's tantalizing view through the door of the lab.|
|Sometimes it is important to step away from the lab to take in a sunset.|
One day, Dr. Ian ("Tibbets" or the "Tibnado") turned up to disrupt research and take us out snorkelling. Realizing that we could not resist such a force of nature, we just decided to make the most of a morning off, swimming around on the reefs in the bay and being out in the sun.
|Tutor Hendo - possibly never photographed with his tongue put away.|
|Andrew and Anna|
|Corinne and Shira|
|Arizona and Ian (the other, non-professor one)|
|Alyssa and Laurel|
|Ben, the tutor and statistician extraordinaire|
|Alissa, always ready to look pleasant|