Answers to YOUR Questions (some of them!)
* Writing in Scientific Research (Mrs. Bishop)- The writing the scientists do here is mostly in the form of publishing their research. I am going to get a copy of one of the papers they have written and post it on here for you to see. It takes them many hours to write their research and to make it understandable to readers. Interestingly they said that many of the scientific journals have specific formats that the paper must be in, before it can be submitted. Today Chris also told us he spent many hours re-writing a paper that a former grad student had written for publishing... apparently the paper was returned by the journal with a comment that said " Parts of this paper were so badly written that it is simply incomprehensible." Hmmm sounds like proof-reading is essential!
*Ice Cream- Yes we have a lot of ice cream here but I think it will take a while for us to eat all of it!
*Speaking with other Expedition Members- On Friday you will have the chance to speak with some of the other teachers and scientists here with me. Yes David, the people I listed are the same people around the table when I gave you the tour. The only one missing was Chris- he works on papers in the morning and is with us later in the day
*What to do if I see a bear- So here there are Black Bear ... you should actually make a lot of noise and back away slowly... do not play dead... they are curious and hungry so they will come over and investigate you as a potential meal ;)
*Species?- There are many animals here that we have in the US but the species are a little different than the ones we have at home. I was really disappointed to find out that Moose are not likely to be seen here - there are only about 50 left in Nova Scotia due to a brain worm called Parelaphostrongylus tenius :(