Miller’s Pt kelp collection

Robert Williamson and Robert Schlegel.
Robert Williamson and Robert Schlegel.

GPS coordinates: S34.23030° E18.47726°

Kelp collection on 25 March 2015. Ecklonia and Laminaria taken from granite boulders at a depth of ~ 6 m. Dive from 10:19 – 10:42 (Robert S and Robert W; Ross and Sam as surface swimmers). The boulders are situated on sand at a depth of approx. 7 m.

Ecklonia occupy the tops of the boulders, while the Laminaria is positioned as a fringe around the boulders. The tops of the boulders reach up to 5 m and are large flat surfaces. The sides of the boulders steeply slope down to sand at 7 m.

Team Kelp & Co. social

The Dog's Bollocks
The Dog’s Bollocks

Team Kelp & Co. had our first lab social for 2015. Our venue was the Dog’s Bollocks at the Yard in Cape Town, where we stayed from just before 6-pm to shortly after 11-pm. Although the establishment has various items on the menu, it is usually a given that their juicy burgers are the dietary items of choice due to their extremely high palatability; lubrication was provided in the form of the Dog’s Bollocks pilsner hybrid (although legally acquired wine and smuggled vodka were also imbibed).

Sadly not all members of Team Kelp could attend; below are a few choice images of the evening.

Team Kelp & Co.
Team Kelp & Co. From left to right are Maggie, Dave, Robert, Tevya, Bryan (snake dude), Lisa, Janine, and Mari-Lise.
Grazing on burgers.
Grazing on burgers.
Me with hair.
Me with hair.
Lisa in action.
Lisa in action.
Some silliness.
Some silliness with the Minion.