Markets in the Morning

Our ciguatera team has been heading out most mornings (when their alarms go off) to census the offerings in the Aitutaki Market down at the main wharf on Sir Albert Henry Drive.  It opens at 6:00am and we usually shoot to get there around 6:20.  While have had an array of student make the drive into town with me, our most consistent stalwarts are Shannon (when her alarm works) and Aspen.  They have done a great job of both interviewing local folks about the understanding of the ciguatera situation (origins, historical trajectory, their own incidents of getting poisoned, etc.), trying to buy fish for our ciguatoxin assay, and surveying the local produce being offered.

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