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Day 3 on Virgin Gorda

What a great day! It started early this morning. 6:30 to be exact. I woke to chickens crooing. I thought wow this place really is rural. Then I saw Mr. Kirby with his iPad playing a recording of a rooster. That previous thought turned into wow how did he get that? After a delicious bacon-filled breakfast, Laura taught us...

Day 2 on Virgin Gorda

Last night wasn't as fulfilling as the night before but I still woke up rested and refreshed. The soothing morning cracks on the door from Doc and Mr. Kirby begin the day with a bang. After some delicious breakfast we were taught by Casey how to breathe deeper and hold our breaths longer so that we could...

Day 1 on Virgin Gorda

Wow. What a couple of days. After a 5 hour flight to San Juan, a 30 minute flight to Beef Island, and a 20 minute boat ride to Virgin Gorda, we finally arrived. After getting our room assignments, Cabin Cedar with Dylan Dotter and Luke Curran, and meeting with Mr. Kirby and Doc, we sat down to a fine...

Article’s for Day 3

Group C’s ecotourism article really made me think about the negatives of ecotourism like never before. It brought issues to my attention such as how tourists are not as careful as they should be and how they could really cause damage to the areas they are touring. Group D’s article, taught me about how damaging a species moving...

The Caribbean Reef Shark and Nurse Shark

The Caribbean Reef Shark can measure up to 3 meters in length. This length makes them one of the largest apex predators in the reef ecosystem. They can be identified by their streamline shape, dark grey or grey brown color, an anal and caudal fin, their snout is short and round. This creature is closely related to...