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Jack Barker '16

Jack Barker '16
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Final day jack barker

On our final day on virgin Gorda, we got to sleep in and extra 30 minutes, thank god. Then we headed to the cabin at the top of the hill for a breakfast of doughnuts the size of my head. They were probably the best I've ever had. Then for our last activity since we cannot dive, we...

Day 5 jack barker

Today we went out in the morning to do our final project dives and clean the coral nurseries in our mpa. The first dive we went out to west dog island to perform our second test on complex and simple reefs. When we diving we saw a ray, adult spotted drum and two juvenile spotted drums. The was also...

Day 4 jack barker

Today we did not do any dives. In the morning jeff took all of us marine bio 2 students to Richard Branson's private island Neckar Island. There he has a zoology program with lemurs and turtles. While on the tour of the island our guide showed several different types of lemur. He says he loves working with them because...

Day 3 – jack barker

In the morning today we went out to do two dives. The first was the wreck of the Rhone. In 1800s it was sailing through the BVI and one of the biggest hurricanes in BVI history swept in. When the hurricanes blew in captain wolly tried move the boat out farther in to see, when one of the crew...

Day 2- jack barker 

Today we went out in the morning to do two dives, one at reck alley and to cooper island to perform our project. In wreck alley we visited wrecks the beata and the island seal. The beata was a tug boat and The island seal was used as a transport truck to move cars and trucks. When it was...

Day 1

Today we went out in did two dives in the morning. The first dive was a checkout dive at dog island where we practiced basic dives skills in fairly shallow water. Skills like regulator recovery, buddy breathing, and mask clearing. Then on the second dive we went to the coral gardens and took a look around a plane that...

Day 4

Today we got to sleep in until 8 instead of 7 and I probably had the best sleep I've had this whole week. Then we went to doc's, mr.kirby's and Mrs boyle's cabin for a breakfast of carrot, banana, and banana nut bread with honey buns and fruit. Had a little break before we had to meet at the...

2nd and 3rd day

Yesterday, around 7, I woke up and we went over to the docks. We had breakfast at the restaurant near the harbor. I had a sausage and bacon omelet. Then we got on our boats and sailed to Paul's grotto and did fish identification, one of the coolest fish I saw on that dive was the smooth trunkfish. The...

First day

This morning we met the dive staff Casey, Jeff, Sarah, Jeremy, Jessica, and Andrea. Then Casey gave us an overview of marine biology and the itinerary for the week. She also talked about an environmental and social issue in the world to gage are thoughts on saving the environment. Her example was sea world and how they hunt, catch...