Besides all of the ordinary things that go with running a small business? I volunteer, a lot!
Yesterday, I spent volunteering with the KIRMA (Kosrae Island Resource Management Authority) Marine Division in their annual survey / cleanup of crown of thorn sea stars.
These sea stars are coral predators, and while they are a natural part of the reef, over population can have disastrous consequences. The good news (or bad, depending on how you look at it :)) is that we didn’t find any crown of thorns in our section of reef.
So what did we see?
The crown of thorns are often found under coral overhangs and other shady places, so I got to do a whole bunch of looking under coral ledges and inside the hiding places created by the piles of coral. I saw LOTS of nudibranchs, a beautiful pin cushion star, a couple of lion fish, some living shells, other innocent sea stars and critters that prefer to avoid the sun, and of course tons of coral and fish. Not a bad way to spend the day!
I didn’t have my camera with me, but if you’d like to see some representative critters, take a look here: Katrina Adams Ocean Photos
Today? It’s the Chamber of Commerce Board meeting (I’m the secretary) and related stuff.
Tomorrow? Don’t know yet, but I”ll bet that there is something.
What DO you do all day?
Whatever it is, enjoy!