Between camera deployments, Eliza had plenty of time to explore, visiting the small benthic organisms she has observed in so many quadrapod slides (over 2000 of them!) up close and personal! With the La Nina conditions in full swing, the invertebrate communities at most sites were lively and lush!
Back on dry land, Eliza spent time wandering the research station, birding, and visiting the land iguanas and tortoises. One of the tortoises, Diego, was once living at the San Diego Zoo – Eliza used to live about a half-mile from there, so they reminisced together about what they agree is America’s Finest City.