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Outer Island

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.

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Here’s the tide pool that my group monitored throughout the day.  It reminded me of an infinity pool.

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The tide was coming in while we were there.

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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.

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Outer Island is about 5 acres, and is the only Thimble Island used for research by Connecticut State Universities and Yale.

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I couldn’t resist snapping a picture of this boat sailing by us.

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Here’s our tide pool again, from a different angle. 

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Although it was a busy day, we still had some time to relax and take in the scenery.  I love this class!

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