Urchin/Crab Panama Expedition 2018: Day 18

And this is it. I wrapped everything up today.

On the way to the lab in the morning I bought presents for my family at the Mercado de Artesanias. At the lab I picked the last slow growing colonies and finished my DNA extractions. Alexandra joined me for the last round and I taught her how to use the Zymo DNA Mini Kit. She will continue collecting geminate species and their associated bacteria.

In the late afternoon, Haris quickly came to say goodbye. I felt welcome here and I am grateful for a very productive time.

Finally, in the evening I took the time to meet an old friend and his lovely wife for a good dinner.

Early tomorrow morning I am flying back to California. Once I am back in my office I will edit the video recordings I took during fieldwork and add a few good shots to the photo gallery. Stay tuned!

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