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Day 6

All I can say is that this is all surreal. This trip has been utterly amazing. As you all know, this was my last day at Virgin Gorda. We woke up around 7:15 and as I was lying in bed I realized it would be the last time I would be able to enjoy a morning here. I packed...

Blog 5

Today was the second to last day! I know I'm gonna miss this place. Anyway today we woke up around 7:15 and Casey brought breakfast to us at our cabins. Today was the first day we didn't dive, so we were getting ready for our service project. We painted a fence white. So after breakfast we walked over there...

Day 4

Today we woke up earlier than yesterday, but Glen the taxi driver didn't need to come until 8:30! Anyway I played some frisbee with a couple of friends while we waited. My swimsuit fell again from the porch so I had to go get it again from the bottom of our cabin. After that we went to go get...

Day 3

Today we got to sleep in an extra thirty minutes which was really nice. When I finally got up I got dressed and headed to the spot where the taxi picks us up. Instead of going to the hotel for breakfast, we went straight to the marina and ate there. We had two different dives this morning. We ate...

Day 2

Today we woke up a little later than yesterday, around 7:15. We got dressed and waited for our taxi at the same spot as yesterday. After that we ate a delicious breakfast at the hotel again. Then one of our dive instructors, Laurie, taught us about the numerous species that inhabit the BVI. We learned about elkhorn and staghorn...

Day 1 at BVI

Today I woke up at 6:30 because the roosters were crowing. Then I got dressed and took the taxi to breakfast in the hotel conference room. Then after breakfast we met everyone from dive BVI and then we learned some stuff about the program. Then we learned about coral planting and ate lunch by the pool at the...

Articles

The first article was about how ecotourism can be detrimental to the environment. It can over exploit some fish species. The second article was about the invasion of alien fish species and how it can negatively affect the ecosystem that is already in place where the new species is. An example of this is the lion fish in the...

Moray Eels

Moray Eels have small eyes, so they rely on their keen sense of smell. They generally wait in holes and burrows to catch their pray. They have large teeth and wide jaws. Also, they have a second set of jaws called pharyngeal jaws inside their throat that they use for capturing and restraining prey. Moray Eels feed on fish,...

Drew Highlander

Drew highlander is sitting on a chair. He is sitting next to me. As he types away on the virtual keyboard displayed on his new iPad 2, he ponders the meaning of life.