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MB 2 – Days 5 & 6

Yesterday morning I awoke to the soft voice of Jeff Melsheimer telling me that it was time to get up to get ready for breakfast. Glenson then shuttled us to the marina for breakfast in Casey's office again. After breakfast we put our stuff on the boat and began loading our coral reef pieces onto the boat. In addition,...

MB 2 – Day 4

After waking up at 7:15 and showering, Glenson again shuttle us, this time to the marina for breakfast. Shout out to Casey and Jeff who again graciously set up a breakfast of cereal, yogurt, and fruit and allowed us to use their office for breakfast. After devouring our breakfast we prepared for the day by applying sunscreen and setting...

MB 2 – Day 3

Today I was awoken by a pleasant bird chirp, not too loud but loud enough to wake me up at 7:15 to be at breakfast by 8:00. Breakfast was again in the Guavaberry commissary as Casey supplied huge chocolate donuts. Beginning during breakfast and continuing after, Dr. Shannon Gore again gave us a lecture, this time about Turtles...

MB 2 – Day 2

After being awoken by Dr. Gruninger and hopping in the shower, I found my body going into a hypothermic state for newbie Nick Byrne had once again pulled a rookie move and had taken all of the hot water. I shrugged off this small inconvenience and headed to a breakfast full of enormous donuts. After breakfast we went to...

MB 2 – Day 1

Arriving on Beef Island after 3 plane rides we were greeted by Mr. and Mrs. McNutt with hugs and hellos. After a short boat ride over to Virgin Gorda, we were next greeted by Glenn, our taxi driver from last year who will again be driving us around the island. A relaxing night drive later we arrived at Guavaberry....

Marine Biology 2 Summary

I signed up for Marine Bio II because of my experience last year in Marine Bio I. Every day in the BVI was great, even the classroom sessions and waking up to Mr. Kirby's subpar music selection. The staff made it so enjoyable that I had to go back again this year. That being said, seeing Casey, Jeff and...

Last Marine Biology 2012 Post

Our last day was filled with service and sun. For our community service, we went to a wall that was located near the highway of Virgin Gorda and painted. We tidied up murals that had been painted long before we had arrived and painted our own mural for Virgin Gorda to remember us by. Although it was community service,...

Day 5- Coral Replanting

Today was by far the most tired I have been on this trip. I had to pry myself away from my pillow as I prepared for a very important day. After another light but filling breakfast on the dock, we headed to Long Bay that had been destroyed by runoff from the adjacent island during construction. Easily passing Sea...

Day 4- Rhone Dive and Cooper Island Tour and Snorkel

Today as we woke up, we all knew it was going to be a great day. Seeing as we needed to get to the Rhone crash sight as soon as possible, breakfast today was light and on the dock. We sunscreened up and were off to the dive sight. We arrived about thirty minutes later after a quick boat...