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Virgin Gorda: Day 6

Today I woke up with a sigh. I walked outside only to see the sun rising one last time over the horizon. The crystal blue waters shining below. Under my breathe, I could hear myself saying, "If only I could stay." That's right, today is our last day in the British Virgin Islands. It is going to be very...

Virgin Gorda: Day 5

Squirming out of bed for another jam packed day, I had to recollect my thoughts before leaving our hut. You see, today was different, I didn't need my swimsuit. Yeah I said it, a day in the British Virgin Islands with no swimsuit. I know I know it's disappointing but trust me, it was totally worth it. At this...

Virgin Gorda: Day 4

Similar to the previous morning, I woke up at about 7:45am to catch the taxi to the dock for breakfast before setting out for another exciting two day dive. Speaking of taking of our taxi, I would love to tell you about my new friend named Glen. Glen is our taxi driver everyday and he takes us from point...

Virgin Gorda: Day 3

Today was the most exhausting but better yet exciting day of the trip so far. I woke up at 8am only to find myself throwing on my super exotic swimsuit. By 8:30am, our taxi driver Glen came by to take us to breakfast at the marina. For breakfast, I helped myself to some pineapple and then topped it off...

Virgin Gorda: Day 2

To a very unlikely surprise, my roommates and I didn't wake up to chickens crowing at the top of their lungs. Instead, we woke up to a light tropical rain which sent us scurrying to our porches to gather our clothes from the previous day. As usual, the crew and I walked down to the curb at 8am to...

Virgin Gorda: Day 1

Waking up to a beautiful horizon, myself along with Joe Payne and Julian Michiels walked outside to hear what on earth was making this annoying noise (figure 1 below). A multitude of chickens to our surprise acted as our second alarm to get us up and running for the first day of an exciting trip. Throwing on our swim...

Wednesday Article Discussion

Today, four groups presented four different articles about ecotourism, artificial reefs, chronic oil spills, and invasive species. Ecotourism I learned about ecotourism in two very different ways. One consisted mainly about the positives ecotourism brings to the environment and people; however, with so many benefits there are always negative effects. Ecotourism provides jobs for an ample amount of people and...

Fish of the Day: Green Sea Turtle

The green sea turtle is a very diverse turtle that belongs to the cheloniidae family and is the only species in the genus Chelonia. This unique turtle lingers around the tropical waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The green sea turtle have a tear-shaped carapace. This exoskeleton on the turtle's dorsal side gives it protection from multiple predators....

YOLO with Tanner Davis

Typical day in the life of Tanner Davis. Tanner is one of the weirdest individual i have ever met. Tanner has no friends except me on a good day. I award him no point and may God have mercy on his soul. I do not look forward to these next two weeks with someone as stupid as a box...