Yolanda Barba Gutiérrez's Diary
Mammals of Nova Scotia

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June 28, 2009: The team assembles

The rendezvous time was at 3 o´clock at Halifax Airport. Twelve different persons (one Australian, one Canadian, one American, one Dutch, seven English and one Spanish) and just one goal: enjoy and learn with an Earthwatch project focused on the effect of climate change on Nova Scotia mammals. The team looks very cheerful, so I can say that my experience has started very well. The landscape is incredible. It is raining; the weather is not the best but fog on the sea gives an atmosphere of mystery to the environment surrounded by tall firs, and our cottages are wrapped inside that mystery. Tomorrow our field work begins, so I am going to have a look at a book that I bought in the morning about animals in Nova Scotia, just to be familiarized with them.

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Yolanda Barba Gutiérrez, casthouse process engineer Avilés smelter, Spain