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Last Day BVI

If you have been following my blogs, you might think that they sounded a bit rushed. This might be due to the fact that my iPad was stuck in a safe for 2 days and I had to write 4 blogs in one day so that they would be turned in on time. I will make sure that...

Day 5 BVI

Today, we all woke up knowing that it would be the last day of diving in the BVI. It was bitter sweet but we knew we would be doing it for a good cause. We transplanted coral today to help environment and eventually create a Jesuit reef. The day started with an early wake up call that I...

Day 4 BVI

Today was the day everyone was excited about from t he beginning. We go and dive the Rhoane shipwreck. I awoke on my own to find our safe to be broken. There were 3 passports, a laptop, 3 iPads, 2 iPhones, and 2 wallets locked inside. Not good. I could not submit the previous days blog or my blog...

Day 3 BVI

Today, I woke up got dressed and took a shower because of the intense humidity down here. Every. Every mourning I wake up and I am extremely sweaty. We went down to the cattle guard to wait for the teachers and Glenn took us to the olde yard for breakfast and a presentation by Laura on fish identification. It...

DAY 2 BVI

Today, we tagged turtles. It was a great experience starting with a in depth and worthwhile presentation by Joel Dore who is the head of the turtle conservational effort in the BVI. We learned a lot about the different types of turtles: leatherback, green sea turtles, loggerhead, and the most common, hawksbilled turtles. A short boat ride...

DAY 1 BVI

Day 1 in the BVI. So far so great. After a long day of travel including a very interesting experience with customs, a day in the water was very needed. First we got a wake up call from Mr. Kirby and Doc at 8:00. My roommates, Alex Dieste and Caesar Garcia got up immediately while I...

Day 8

Group C Qualitative and quantitative data on perceptions ofnatural resources and their conservation, and allowed ques-tionnaire design to be informed by the context of local life. We need to have a better understanding of theimpacts of ecotourism because there are no easy alterna-tives. One way in which tourismcould prove its worth is inimproving local awareness and attitudes to conservation. Group D The rate...

Day 7

The butterfly fish are some of the most colorful fish in all of the marine fishes. The genus name for this family translates from Latin to "tooth hair" which refers to the flowing soft teeth in their mouths.the butterfly fish look very similar to the the angle fish but they are slightly larger. There are 114 species of butterfly...

Day 6

Today in class we learned about how the global climate change is affecting marine ecosystems. Also, a group presented on the the topic of whaling, showing the class that various countries are killing whales for scientific purposes. These scientific purposes proposed by these countries have been challenged as not being scientific and whales do not need to perish...