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|December 16, 2010 - Sarah Dunn|
Today I worked as a floater. It was a really good day. I started out helping Margarite tube feed some chicks in pen 8. Following that, I helped Vanessa weigh and record weights in order to upgrade the birds to another pen. We were able to eliminate birds in pen 8 altogether.
I assisted feeding birds in pen 10 and in pen 1 tube feeding as well as applying BBG to the feet of the birds in pen 3. ICU upgraded birds today as well, so their numbers declined and I assisted tube feeding a couple of the oiled birds before they went in to be cleaned of the oil. In between I helped out in the general area with scrubbing buckets, doing laundry, prepping fish and setting up and cleaning syringes used for all the tubing of fish gruel, darrows and water.
I ended the day by cleaning a few grey mats. A few of the volunteers are nearing the end of their stay at SANCCOB so we went out for a nice dinner tonight to celebrate. The hour is late so my blog will be brief today. Tomorrow I have the day off from SANCCOB to take a tour of the Cape Penninsula and one of the stops on the tour is Boulders beach, home to many African penguins, I am looking forward to it!
Skittish African Penguins cross a road on Robben Island in South Africa.
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