This year, eleven LiMPETS students presented research posters at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Currents Symposium on April 25, 2015. Their five posters, documenting trends in sea star wasting, predator-prey dynamics in the intertidal, and parasite prevalence in Pacific mole crabs, were among only 50 posters accepted to the poster session at the Symposium. One student team, comprised of high school interns from the California Academy of Sciences, won an award for their outstanding poster.
After a busy poster session, LiMPETS student Yusef Nayib from James Logan High School was both energized and excited. He said to his teacher, “I NEVER thought I would get so into this. I mean, Ms. Childers, you didn’t think I’d ever get so into this, right?”