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Aidan Leahy '16

Aidan Leahy '16
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BVI Year Two, Day Six

All good things must come to an end and that us certainly proven as today is our last day in the BVI. The day started off with a breakfast of monstrous donuts and then off to service. We learned that this year a nasty storm broke the mooring line of a catamaran which was quickly battered and beaten against...

BVI Year Two, Day Five

Day five was radical. After a nice breakfast prepared by none other than Doc, we headed of to a coral nursery for upkeep duties. A coral nursery is a place where coral is grown safely in the BVI they use coral trees, PVC pipe structure that have small lines used to hold coral fragments that then grow rapidly due...

BVI Year Two, Day Four

Day four was pretty darn radical. Shortly after a quaint breakfast I, along with marine two, headed off to Necker Island. Necker Island is a privately owned island that people can rent out. Necker island houses over sixty lemurs total and more than three species. Necker island also houses one of two flamingo populations in the BVI, has a...

BVI Year Two, Day Three

Day three, like every other day, was fantastic. On day three we dove at the wrecked Rhone. The Rhone was a British mail ship and luxury liner built in eighteen sixty five. The Rhone sunk in eighteen sixty seven during a hurricane. During the aforementioned storm, the Rhone was launched up onto a rock that split it's hull and...

BVI Year Two, Day Two

Day two certainly outclassed day one and the reason behind that is Ginger island. Ginger island had two of the best dive sites I've ever seen. The first location was ginger steps, an approximately ninety foot dive with some incredible topography, multiple shelfs, overhangs and sandy spots, there was even a sand channel. Sand channels are pretty darn neat...

BVI year two, Day One

Day one, golly gee today was a winner. The day started off with an oh so excellently prepared breakfast made by none other than Doc and Mr. Von. Shortly after breakfast we went diving to review skills and enjoy the marine life of the BVI. On the first dives we saw a brilliantly colored flamingo tongue and the staff...

Final blog, goodbye BVI

Today was my last day here in the BVI, except for tomorrow's trip to the plane home, and I gotta say it was pretty fun. Today started off better than the other days because we were given the gift of sleeping in today. Since I still woke up at the same time as usual due to the excessive amount...

BVI July 20th Gag me with a spoon, I’ll never see a Lionfish

The hype was real today, the hype was oh so real. This of all days was the day I got to be like a marine biologist as I transplanted coral fragments. The first step was to locate some, this proved more than challenging as my group didn't even see a stag horn, the coral we were supposed to transplant....

BVI July 18th and 19th Turtle Ranglin’ and the Phatest Wreck Around

Not gunna lie, I was pretty hyped up for today and it did not disappoint. Today was expected to be great because today was for turtle tagging. After a lecture on sea turtles of the area and sea turtles in general we learned that the two prime suspects of our hunt were going to be the green sea turtle...