The team continued its travails in Turkey, driving from the city of Denizli to the seaside city of Çanakkale. We made a collection of Camelina from fields along the trip. You can see the seed productivity of a Camelina specimen. At each location we harvest seed by stripping the plant of all mature fruits. Valves from the fruits can be seen along with the seed. In the evenings we process the seed collections by passing them through a sieve in order to separate the seed from the valves. Çanakkale is the site of a famous battle during World War I in which the British and allied forces attempted to pass to the Black sea. The Ottoman Turks scored a major victory against the Brits, according to Turkish history.
Evan walks along the shoreline in Çanakkale. We ate fish for dinner, a welcome break from chicken shish and red meat!