I encourage readers of this blog to go over to Caribbean Paleobiology, a blog run by lab member Jorge Velez-Juarbe. His most recent post describes returning to his native Puerto Rico, prospecting for fossils in the mysterious Oligocene, and a brief dip in a seagrass bed.
Top, a seagrass bed (dominated by Thalassia); below, bone from the early Oligocene San Sebastian Formation, both from Puerto Rico (Photos JVJ, arr. NDP)
I hope that next time we get to hear more about what seagrass rhizomes taste like -- if only manatees could talk. Did I mention that he was doing fieldwork when Irene was just a tropical storm? Dedication.