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David Cantu '17

David Cantu '17
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Day 7-8 Cantu Blog

Today started off with great thick donuts. The donuts did not taste like any regular donut, it was 100x better. After breakfast, we headed to a beach that was covered in trash and smelt like rotten boiled eggs. At first it was unbearable, but realizing that it was for a better cause wiped that pain all away. The beach...

Day 6 Blog Cantu

Today started off with me waking up at 7 but not knowing breakfast got moved to 8 am not 7:30 am, so I jumped back in bed until 7 45. It was the same breakfast; however, I did not eat anything because I was tired of it. We then headed to a meeting about Turtles in the internet room...

Day 5 Blog Cantu

Instead of eating cereal every morning, thanks to Miles, we ate protein-- eggs. It was a refreshening boost to my morning. We got to the boat and headed for Rhone Island which contains a shipwreck from 1867. The simplified story is that it was a British Ship, deemed unshakable, headed back to Britain from South America; however, a hurricane...

Day 4 Blog Cantu

Like everyday, today started with a hearty breakfast, however, with a little spice... honey buns. After breakfast we headed to the Sea Dragon and went to Ginger Island. This is Gaz's (instructor) favorite site to dive. However, even though the dive was going to be fun, I was a little bit sea sick, but not as bad as Marc....

Day 3 Blog Cantu

Today first thing after breakfast, we went to the coral nurseries. Coral nurseries are "nurseries" for stag horn to aid in the amount of staghorn coral around the Caribbean. This is the most productive way in trying to help staghorn life. The nurseries are pbc pipe trees with little pieces of staghorn hanging down each side. They look like...

Day 1 Cantu

As I woke up from my two hour nap at 4am, I was a bit angry. Thoughts of resentment ran thru my head wondering if this marine biology trip was worth it. This anger continued to build up as the waiting for the planes were seemingly endless. As the day breezed thru, finally getting off the first plane in...