In memory of Joe Bonaventura, a long time faculty member at the Duke Marine Laboratory and inspiration to so many, a crab pot Christmas Tree (a distinct eastern NC tradition) was decorated by the Johnson Lab and shown as part of the Crystal Coast Hospice 2021 Gingerbread Festival. The tree featured ornaments and other items inspired by Joe B’s life and research. It was transported by boat on the R/V Kirby-Smith for display at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. Joe was an eager and engaged friend and colleague to many and he will be missed deeply. Sara, Junyao and Lauren lead the entry.