The last biology field trip of the year for Ernie’s high school class was a trip to Mission Bay to sample the sandy beach habitat. To do this the kids needed to take sand cores along a transect line from high water to about knee-deep water.
This year ended up being the poorest in regards to animals found. The most common species found in the cores was an isopod.
Most of the larger critters were found by wandering around the beach after finishing the transect.