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BVI – Day Three

Today our scheduled time to meet down by the taxi stop was 8:30, thirty minutes later than usual...but the chickens didn't know that. Once again I woke up before six and went out on our deck and just relaxed until it was time to get ready. At 8:30, we were picked up and headed down to the marina for...

BVI – Day Two

We woke up to another beautiful morning today in Virgin Gorda. There was a slight overcast and we headed down to our meeting point at 7:45. After another filling breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit, and a muffin, Laura, my dive instructor, gave all the students a talk on fish I.D. We learned about every type of fish...

BVI – Day One

Today started out with an early wake up call from the chickens just down the way. It was just before six o'clock and both of my roommates were just waking up as well. We all sat out on our deck, that is much cooler than our rooms inside by the way, and just relaxed until we had to go...

Wednesday Article Discussion

In the first article that we went over today, we learned that ecotourism does in fact create awareness, but it does not help the conservation efforts. Ecotourism does little to conserve and some would say that the negatives outweigh the positives. In the second article, we discussed the effects of invasive fish species, like how they can destroy a...

Second Blog – 6/26/12

BUTTERFLYFISH The butterflyfish are one of the most common fish in a coral reef. They are usually very bright and multi-colored. There are 114 species of butterflyfish and they all eat little things like worms or other small invertebrates. Some travel and schools but some travel with just one partner that they will have for life. They can grow up...

Test Blog

A picture of my pal Drew Grattafiori We have learned about a bunch of different organisms by studying them daily and then taking a short quiz about them. Also, everyday we take notes in an outline already provided for us. We answer these notes by doing our own research and also Dr. Gruninger or Mr. Kirby talking to us in...