Home Authors Articles by Joe Payne '13

Joe Payne '13

Avatar
9 ARTICLES 0 COMMENTS

Turtle Tagging and Goodbyes

My expectations for turtle tagging couldn't have been blown out of the water any more, it was all I hoped for and more. We started with a presentation by Joel Dore, a fisheries and wildlife conversation worker on the nearby island of Tortola, who explained to us what we would be doing and their work in general. It dawned...

The Baths

A long Sunday both ended and began with awesome activities. Community service at 8 am started quickly as we laid a primer of white on the walls surrounding the local cricket pitch and planted some soon to be large palm trees and desert roses. During service we made some more interesting friends, Kyle and Sasha were locals who couldn't...

Coral Conservation- Long Bay

Today was coral conservation day. Things kicked off with another hearty brekky of eggs, fruits, breads, and juice boxes before we headed out to Long Bay, the site of our soon to be reef. At long bay we did a snorkel reconnaissance mission to scope out some potential coral rescues. With some staghorn stalks picked out, we head back...

The Rhone

It has gotten to the point where we've all lost track of days, someone told me it was Friday but I'm skeptical. Whatever day it is, its a grand one. We woke up and made our way out to the harbour where we had brekky then set sail for our dive site at the R.M.S. Rhone, an English ship...

Day 2- The Chimney

Today Doc's charming barrage of knocks at outer door woke us up at 7 for a taxi to breakfast at 8, we ate at the same place as yesterday, a small room near a hotel. After brekky, Laura, a dive BVI assistant from England with a degree in marine biology gave us a presentation on reef life in the...

Day 1 Virgin Gorda

Today we woke up and had a class session with lunch and breakfast at an air conditioned portion of a nearby hotel, the room was set up for their prom tonight so although it had a capacity of about 30 people max, it was pretty fancy. After lunch we went to Valley Trunk and did our first dive. We...

Day 8 Article Reflection

Today we heard from four different articles concerning a wide variety of topics. First was my groups topic of ecotourism, a flourishing industry that brings people into natural places untouched by humans, the industry has alot of issues with regulation and conservation. Ecotourism by definition hopes to in case conservation and cultural awareness but has been corrupted by business...

Christmas Tree Worms

Over the weekend we each studied ten of twenty common British Virgin Island species as listed in our textbook, among these was the Christmas tree worm. The worm is a tube animal with two large crowns on its back, these crowns have feathery spirals top to bottom displaying beautiful colors, giving the worm its holiday name. Unable to move,...

FirstEntry

"Classmate Krit" Marine Biology thus far- We have learned about a range of professions involving marine biology such as marine biotecnologists and oceanographers. We also have studied many specific species from angelfish to barracudas. We have also read about/ watched videos about plate tectonics and the earths layers using the Kahn academy YouTube videos, that man is super intelligent. Doc spoke...