12-08-2005 Guest star
Our dream team (Leo, Luciana, Korine, Gige and me) has been enriched by Judith for the last two days. Traveling through Brazil she just happened to meet us in Macae where we were sampling one of the hardest lakes so far. There were so many floating plants (mainly Salvinia) in Jurubatiba that it was almost impossible to reach the open water. We split up in small groups to get all the work done. It was an incredible work out and we would definitely welcome a back massage.
'Valio la pena' to include the lake. It is part of the Jurubatiba Reserve and there are quit some researchers working here. They told us that this lake recently changed from a state where submerged plants dominate to a floating plants dominated system.
Tomorrow we are off to Pipeiras.
Korine doing chemical analyses
Restinga with lake Jurubatiba on the background
Restinga with sea on the background
An Utricularia species
Trying to take a sediment core
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