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Final Day

We ended our trip to the BVI by having another awesome breakfast at Olde Yard. Then we watched a free diving movie while we waited for a person who was going to give us a presentation on turtle tagging. Once he came we learned about the different types of measurements, tags, and catch/release methods. We then put these things...

Day 5

I woke up today and went down for early breakfast at 7:45. Afterwards, we walked down to a wall at a recreational facility down the street. We were putting primer on the wall so next week the group can paint pictures of the Caribbean. It was really tough and by the end I was covered head to toe in...

Day 4- Coral Transplant

Today I woke up again and went to eat breakfast on the docks. I ate banana bread, bacon, juice, and omelets. We then went out to Long Bay (one of two Long Bays on Virgin Gorda. This makes no sense to anyone. The Long Beach we were at was near Savanna Bay.) Today we were transplanting coral. Essentially coral...

Day 3- Wreck of the Rhone

I woke up a little later than normal at 7:00 ready to start an incredible day. I eagerly anticipated going to what I predict to be the highlight of the trip: The Wreck of the Rhone. We quickly ate breakfast on the docks and went out to Salt Island. Now there were four things I really wanted to see...

Day 2 of BVI Blog

Today I woke up at 6:45 and got ready for breakfast. I went to breakfast and it was again awesome. We learned about identifying fish in the short classroom session this morning. Then we went snorkeling for a little while. I found it was a lot easier and less tiring than I expected. I was able to see some...

First day of BVI blog

After the long flight last night, I woke up tired at 6:30 this morning to the awesome view you see above. I quickly got ready and went down to the street to go to breakfast. There, we met our guides. They introduced us to life on the island. We then went through a fairly routine lecture about coral transplanting,...

Day 3 Blog

Today I am blogging about some of the articles we have read in class. In Group C's ecotourism article, it was the first time I had ever thought about ecotourism in a negative way. It made me think about how if tourists are not careful, they can cause serious harm to the environment. In group D's article, I learned...

Day 2 Blog

My organism is the hermit crab. The hermit crab is famous for being a popular pet because it is inexpensive and easy to care for. Also, they tend to live a long time, having a maximum life span of 15 years, and can grow to be as big as 40 cm. Another interesting fact about hermit crabs is that...

First Blog

This is a picture of some guy who sits next to me named clayton Caldwell Here are some things I have learned 1. There are different areas of the ocean called zones. These zones have different types and amounts of life. 2. I have learned differences between different types of mollusks 3. I learned about the difference between a current and a...