Michaela Miller, Robyn Shea (our research coordinator) and I were able to go to the west end of Santa Cruz Island for a quick trip this weekend. This end of the island is owned by the Nature Conservancy and is travelled only by researchers with special permission. We arrived on island Friday afternoon and left Saturday. Even though our trip was lightning fast we were able to collect data for both projects from Christy’s Beach, Sauces Beach and Frasier Point on the west end of the island. Due to the earliness of the season I was only able to find adult crabs on one of the beaches but did collect sand from all three.