From the Field: Worth the Drive

Posted by KristenM on December 19th, 2012

by Katrina Lohan

View from Rio Mar on the Pacific side of Panama at high tide (Carmen Schloeder)

On Friday, we ventured to a new location on the Pacific coast to hunt for oysters. Rio Mar is a beach site, so it is unlike our other locations, which thus far have been located in more enclosed estuaries. We headed out to Rio Mar in the hopes of finding some larger oysters in the tidal pools. Fortunately and unfortunately for us, by the time we made it out there, it was high tide. The view of the beach and surrounding area was spectacular, but we weren’t able to sample any oysters. I can’t say I regret going out there, though–what a beautiful beach!

 

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