Just a few short thoughts on my side. Our first field trip went alright, got a general idea of the stuff around on the beach, collected photographs of the stationary life on the beach (our main task) and a few opportunistic shots of some fauna (mostly thanks to our experienced guide Huaqin, who caught most of it). Also learned some things about camera work. Have finished sorting photos, though this identification business is excruciatingly slow-going. Will have them up soon, with some help from Siva.
To bring on next trip:
Stick, container, tripod
The tide levels at the beach, 22/6/2004. We started work at lowtide, which was around 7:30am. And stopped when the tide came in around 10am.