LiMPETS Field Trip

This Wednesday, my classmates and I went on a super fun trip to the Pillar Point Marine Reserve in Half Moon Bay! LiMPETS, which stands for Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students, is a program that studies and collects data on California’s coastal ecosystems. On this field trip, we learned all about algae and invertebrates, and were able to not only see them but touch them as well! Admitably, I squealed a few times when touching these organisms, as you will see in the video. We learned how to collect data, how to identify organisms and we learned about the horrible sea star sickness that caused the area to go from having 45 sea stars 10 years ago to having zero less than 5 years ago, luckily we found 10 on this trip.  Watch the video below and leave feedback! Here is the LiMPETS website!