My grad class spent today on Outer Island, which is one of the Thimble Islands. We did a whole bunch of data collection, but I also had a chance to take lots of pictures.
Here’s the tide pool that my group monitored throughout the day. It reminded me of an infinity pool.
The tide was coming in while we were there.
The Thimble Islands are granite, and are therefore more stable than many other islands in Long Island Sound. This pink rock is known as Stony Creek Granite.
Outer Island is about 5 acres, and is the only Thimble Island used for research by Connecticut State Universities and Yale.
I couldn’t resist snapping a picture of this boat sailing by us.
Here’s our tide pool again, from a different angle.
Although it was a busy day, we still had some time to relax and take in the scenery. I love this class!