Marine Biology, Blog #5


Today I woke up at 6:20 to begin preparing for breakfast. We had cereal and honey buns for breakfast. We then went to the boats for our fun day. We first went to the dive site of the RMS Rhone and saw that the current was too strong so we went and dove at Wreck Alley. I saw many giant Barracuda, Snapper, and Reef Fish. Wreck Alley is a dive that has four different purpose sunk ships for reef rebuilding. This was very cool because they were semi new ships like a tug boat and a ferry boat. After that dive, we went back to the Rhone to test the current, this time it was good to dive. On this dive we had a lot of ground to cover in such a short time because the deeper one goes, the less time they have there. We lowered down to the 90 foot deep ship where we saw many cool things. I saw cool fish like the Queen Angelfish, French Angelfish, A Giant Puffer, An Amberjack, some Grouper, and two Sea Turtles. Although those were amazing, the best find of the entire trip by far was a small, three inch long Sea Horse curled onto a small purple coral. This was especially cool because sea horses are rare in the BVI and only four live around the Rhone or have at least been spotted this year. After this dive, we went to lunch at cooper island where I had a Mahi Mahi wrap and Oreo Gelato. After that we snorkeled at the sea grass on cooper island, there were some barracuda and tarpon but no sea turtles. After this we went back to the hotel to write this blog. Soon we will have dinner and do our night snorkel.