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Andrew Hyman '13

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Last Day BVI

Man today was different! No dives :( It started like some of the others because we drove to the marina for breakfast. However, instead of eat at the boats, we walked all the way down the marina to the VISAR shed at the end. After eating, we split into teams to clean and paint for the search and rescue team....

Friday

Today started at 4 in the morning. Outside the weather nice and calm so I fell back in bed and went back to sleep. At 8 I woke with a shout from Alec to find pouring rain and gusting winds. I hurried out of bed and into the taxi, soaked by the time I reached it. We drove to...

Island Day 4.0

Today started at the marina where we had breakfast and prepared to leave for the wreck and our two tank dive. Twenty minutes later we arrived at pile of black rocks and were briefed for our dive. We were to descend to the stern, circle around and come back up through the propeller. After descent our group swum to...

Island Day 3

Today started like all the others... Breakfast then class at the yellow hotel. Today class began with Casey. We watched a video on the reef check organization. This is an international volunteer organization that surveys the reefs. Because we will be performing a reef check on Friday, she described how to lay down transecting lines and even provided a...

Island day 2

Today started out with a bang.... We were told that we the rocks were off limits for the trip. Although this may have been my fault, it was still a major blow. After this we went directly to breakfast. It was at the same place as last time, the yellow hotel. As breakfast was ending Sam and andrew started...

1st Day BVI

Walking out of my room this morning i was oblivious to the fact that it was the fourth of July, only to run into none other than Colin Taylor. He was flashing American flag swimsuit reminding all of us of our country's freedom. It was wonderful, our first day at BVI is the fourth of July. Technically it was...

Day 10

Today began unlike most of the others. We walked into class and started by listening to Mr. Kirby and Doc Gruninger discuss the rules for the british virgin islands. Now I could list those but you would probably fall asleep so I'll move on. Brody and Hayden did the first article today about the blenny, a fish that can...

Day 9

Today started with a very interesting article about the echolocation behaviors of porpoises. The experiment was done by tagging the fish and monitoring it's clicks before, during and after the catch of a dead fish. The article pointed out that as the fish got closer, the clicks became more frequent and the decibels decreased. As a class we determined...

Day 8

Today began like all the others with two article presentation. The first article was very interesting. It involved the mimic octopus and it's evolution. The mimic octopus has, over time, developed adaptations in order to allow it to survive. Theses adaptations involve things such as mimicking a flounder swimming, a lion fish, and in desperate times, even a sea...