Sunday, December 10, 2017
Home Authors Articles by Nicholas Dell '12

Nicholas Dell '12

16 ARTICLES 0 COMMENTS

Final day in paradise….

Today I woke up with one thing on my mind. This was the last day in paradise.. Today was all about service. We visited VISAR, which stands for Vigin Islands Search and Rescue. We arrived at the harbor and a pile of donuts awaited us. After taking down all the food in sight we all formed in the boat...

BVI Day Five

Today was similar to yesterday because we woke up and headed out at 8:30 and ate breakfast at the BVI dive center. After breakfast(which was my favorite so far) we boarded the Sea Dragon and headed out for our first dive site. We made our way to Mountain Point which is where both dives took place. The first dive...

BVI DayQuad

Today was by far the best day of the trip so far. We awoke at 8 (or 7:30 in my case because of my roommates annoying alarm clock). Instead of going to the normal place to eat breakfast, we went straight to the harbor where breakfast awaited our arrival. After breakfast we headed out into the windy ocean for...

The BVI Experience Day 3

Today I was woken up by a very obnoxious alarm at 7:30. I was very tired at this point, especially because I didn't need to wake up for another thirty minutes. I took a quick shower to wake me up. Unfortunately, that didn't do anything. When we got to breakfast I quickly asked for a cup of Joe to...

BVI Paradise Day 2

This morning we got to wake up 30 minutes later than yesterday. Unfortunately, I felt even more tired than the day before. It was a big time struggle to wake myself up but after breakfast I felt rejuvenated. Following breakfast, Samantha gave a presentation on coral formation, reproduction, and importance. It was a lot easier to participate because we...

BVI Day 1

This morning was rather rough because of the late night we had after a long day of travel. We woke up at 7:30 and met down by the street at 8 o'clock sharp. Tina the office manager gave us a quick briefing on the lay of the land. After we finished with that we took a taxi to another...

Marine Biology Final Day

Today we discussed the final two articles. The first one discussed a certain species of terrestrial blennies that can move from water to land. What was unique about these blennies was that their tails did this special twisting motion that allowed them to jump farther. This enabled them to jump from the water to land onto various rocks, where...

Marine Biology Day 9

In today's class we continued to discuss two more articles. The first article discussed echolocation in the context of finding and capturing prey. The article gave a brief summary on animals that use this tactic to find and capture their prey. The bat was one of the main examples used. The bat sends out impulses in order to locate...

Marine Biology Day 8

Today was my turn to present an article. My article was over unusual adaptations regarding the mimic octopus and and a certain species of oysters. The mimic octopus has adapted to mimic other fish species such as a flounder, sea snake, crab, and a lion fish. The octopus uses these tactics to ward off possible predators. For example it...