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BVI, Last Post

Today is my last blog for this class, since we are heading home to Dallas. We didn't write a blog yesterday night so that we could have time to pack. However, since our flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Dallas is delayed, I figured I would write one anyway and post it when I get home. Yesterday we woke...

BVI Week, Day 5

Today we woke up at the usual time and went to the marina again for breakfast. While we waited we went in to the gift shop for what would be the last time this week, since today was our last dives, and I bought 2 t-shirts and a hat. After we ate, we went out on the two boats...

BVI Week, Day 4

Today I think we woke up at the usual time. We left and ate breakfast at the marina and went inside the gift shop while we waited for the 2 boats to be ready. We went to the wreck of the Rhone for today's dive. The ship sank in the 1860's off the coast of Salt island, which...

BVI week, Day 3

Today we woke up at around 7:30 again. We ate breakfast, and Laura gave a presentation / recap over the species and classes of marine organisms in the BVI. Afterwards we all went to Savannah Bay, which had another wide open beach,, where we snorkeled for a few hours before lunch. After lunch we drove back to the docks...

BVI week, Day 2

Today we woke up at 7:30 and, like yesterday, we all gathered and left to eat breakfast. After breakfast, we had breathing exercises to test how long we could hold our breath in preparation for today's activities. I wasn't near the best of our group and I could only hold my breath for about 45 seconds, but we learned...

BVI week, Day 1

Today was our first day in The British Virgin Islands. Yesterday we took a four hour flight from Dallas to San Juan Puerto Rico, and then we took a one hour plane ride to Beef Island. Then, at about 10 PM, we all gathered in a boat and traveled to Virgin Gorda, which was about 20 minutes away....

BVI Organism

For a class assignment, we had to research a marine organism that we might find in the British Virgin Islands. I chose the moray eel, because they are common in that area and I find them interesting. Moral Eels are long slender fishes of the family Muraenidae. They range in color depending on the species and location, and they are...

Article Discussion Day

Today we went over four group articles that talked about major issues for marine life. We were asked to write our thought over the articles. During the Article C discussion I learned that Eco tourism is essentially tourism to undisturbed ecosystems, and although it has economic benefits, Eco tourism is harmful to the habitats from careless pollution. However,...

First Marine Bio Post

So I apparently have to keep a blog of my Marine Biology class. After this week of 3 hour class work days, I travel to the British Virgin Islands where we will scuba dive and do things a marine biologist would.