After 30 hours of traveling, I am finally in Australia! We are currently on North Stradbroke Island staying at a research facility. The sights are more than I could have ever imagined. After an exhausting few days, we all were asleep by 8 pm, and consequentially awake by 4 am listening to the cacophony of bird calls. This morning went bird watching/koala bear searching. After my professor smelled the familiar koala scent, we actually found one in the wild! It was awesome! Today we will be exploring the sandy beach coastline looking for marine organisms. We will then spend a portion of the day sitting on rocks while looking at whales- I couldn’t ask for more!!
Here are a few pictures from this morning!
The Moreton Bay Research Station
Morning sun through an old cemetery.
This beautiful, and very common bird is called a Lorikeet. I wish that they were common in New York!
A wild koala bear!!!
A map of my location: