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Gabe Arango '12

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Final Day in BVI

The last day in BVI is over and sadly it has ended way to soon. Today we had breakfast in the marina before we began our community service project. Our community service project was helping the Virgin Island Search and Rescue (VISAR). We cleared out the boat house and scrubbed the boat down. Afer the boat was scrubbed...

5th Day in BVI

Today marks another 2 tank dive success. We met at the marina again and ate breakfast in the Dive BVI shop because of rainy conditions. We departed to our dive location which would be the same location for both dives. It was a cloudy and rainy dive but the water was still clear and we saw some some cool...

4th Day in BVI

What a day it has been. Today was different than all the others in that we had breakfast at the marina before we headed out for our two dives. Our first dive was awesome because we did a wreck dive and I had never done one before. We got to observe the artificial reef and the different areas of...

3rd Day in BVI

Today was another great day but sadly it has come to an end. We woke up as usual and headed to breakfast. When breakfast was over Casey began her presentation. She talked about the dangers of overfishing and issues with the techniques that are sometimes used. We then began to speak about coral preservation and learned that sharks are...

2nd Day in BVI

Wow what a day it was today! Today I woke up suddenly by a huge bang on the door. Of course as suspected i found out that it was Sean. We all gathered at the bottom of the hill at 8:30am and departed from guavaberry. We arrived for breakfast and when we were done Samantha began her lesson. She...

1st Day in BVI

Wow it's only been half a day but what a day it has been. Today we met at 8:00am by the limestone room. When everyone had arrived we went down to the guavaberry offices and talked to Tina (hotel manager) about the rules and regulations of the complex. After we finished talking to Tina we then headed to...

Marine Bio Day 10

Sadly today marked the last day of class at Jesuit after ten great days. Today we started off by discussing behavioral expectations while we are in the British Virgin Islands. We talked about how we are modeling Jesuit and what we do affects Jesuit as a whole. We then moved on to discuss the articles after Mr. Kirby and...

Marine Bio Day 9

Today marked the second to last day of class at Jesuit. We started things off today by talking about the British Virgin Islands and briefly touched on our itinerary for the week there. After discussing the itinerary we headed over to the lab and finished dissecting our dogfish shark. Will and I mainly just worked on cutting open the...

Marine Bio Day 8

Today we began class by discussing two articles. The first article was about the mimic octopus and how it can mimic other animals to stay away from predators. We saw a video on the mimic octopus and how it changes forms to pretend to be either a sea snake or something else. The second article was about ecotourism and...