Summer 2009 was a really terrific summer for Project UFO! We'd like to thank Lisa Patterson for loaning us a video camera and for giving Christa training with the video software. We'd also like to thank all of the Aliens on the Beach participants, and the Day Camp participants too - these activities wouldn't have happened without your participation! We are grateful for the financial support from Allen Britten, Dean, School of Science and Technology for the Day Camp, and for the Department of Biology for use of space.
We'd like to thank Leo Bungay, Alder Point, for providing some eels for our eel parasite survey. We'd also like to thank participants of the eel otolith workshop in Bordeaux, France, who provided nematodes for Cheryl Wall's molecular study.
Fall 2008 was also a busy time for Project UFO - we sampled well into the start of the academic semester at CBU. We would like to extend a special thank you to the following people who donated their valuable time to the Sea Squirt Survey: Vicky Salazar, Jon Stackpool, Jana Aker, Jeff Locke, Colin McVarish and Sarah Ferguson. Sorry some of you missed your Thanksgiving Dinner! All in the name of sea squirts!
We would like to extend a special thank-you to Ruoran Lu, a grade 12 student at Sydney Academy, for volunteering his time with Project UFO during summer 2008.
We would also like to thank Lisa Kanary, PhD student at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, for volunteering some of her time to our crab larvae and tunicate larvae research projects during summer 2008. Good luck with your PhD research, Lisa!
We are grateful to Allison MacIsaac and John T. Johnson, Unima'ki Institute of Natural Resouces, for their assistance with the crab larval collectors in Eskasoni.
We would like to thank Meghan Marriott, a Masters of Science student at the University of Prince Edward Island and CBU, for compiling the information on lady beetles. Good luck with your degree, Meghan!
A special thank-you also goes to Alana Yorke (Dalhousie University, "Team Bryozoan"), Dr. Andrea Locke (DFO Moncton) and B√©n√©dikte Vercaemer (DFO-BIO), Jean-Marc Nicolas (DFO-BIO), and Joanne Keays (DFO-BIO) for providing valuable scientific information. We would also like to thank John MacMillan (Inland Fisheries Division, NS Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture) for providing eels for the parasite study, and Bruce Murphy (Whycogomagh DNR) for storing eel samples. Thanks to Adam Mugridge, Louisbourg Seafoods for helping to arrange the locations for settlement collectors in Louisbourg, North Sydney and Glace Bay.
We are grateful to Christa Davis, Martha Jones, Jen Cooper, Dana MacDonald, Kathryn MacIntosh, Timothy Rawlings, Jon Stackpool, Justin Yurchesyn, and Jenny McKinnon for some of the photographs provided on the site.
We would also like to thank K√•re Telnes (www.seawater.no) and Alan Pinder (Dalhousie University) for allowing us to use their bryozoan photographs.
Thanks to City Printers Limited, Sydney, Nova Scotia for the Project U.F.O. promotional materials for our alien pods (a.k.a. beach buckets)!
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