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Sullivan Curry '17

Sullivan Curry '17
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Marine Bio 2: Aquatic Boogaloo; Day 5

Although this is technicallythe blog for my fith day in the BVI, today's entry begins in day four, with the night snorkel. After dinner, we donned our fins and snorkels Ana waded out into the ocean with waterproof flashlights. We saw hordes of small fish and large silvery tarpin that wanted to eat them, strangely shaped slipper lobsters, and...

Marine Bio 2: Aquatic Boogaloo; Day 4

Today's breakfast was interesting, as me and the rest of house Lime Tree set the food out for the rest of Marine Bio. We prepared cereal, yogurt, honeybuns, and orange juice, all of which were lovingly prepared. We left for our final dives, the first if which was at the wreck of the RMS Rhone. Unfortunately, the current in...

Marine Bio 2: Aquatic Boogaloo; Day 4

Today started as well as any of the others- with a delicious breakfast and good friends. We quickly left for the marina, and wasted no time in boarding the Sea dragon. Our boat left for a reef near an island called Gingers Backside, so we could finish our experiment dives. The plan was to find an area primarily taken...

Marine Bio 2: Aquatic Boogaloo; Day 3

Today's dives were the first of our experiment dives. Our experiment consists of counting the number of fish and species in an 3x3 meter area. Each area was chosen based on the primary coral structure type covering it. During the two dives, we measured a reef of soft coral and a reef of staghorn coral. Interestingly, although both reefs...

Marine Bio 2: Aquatic Boogaloo; Day 2

Today set the bar high for the rest if the trip. First, we got up to see an informative presentation on sea turtle conservation. We then split off into our boat groups; while one boat went to try and tag sea turtles, we went down to the shore to learn about reef invertebrates. After snorkeling for a bit, I...

Marine Bio 2: Aquatic Boogaloo; Day 1

My second trip to the British Virgin Islands began as I could hope for. Although the journey to the island was mostly waiting in planes and airports, I was in good company, and found no shortage of entertainment. When we made it through customs, I felt a sense of deja vu as we ate pizza on a boat as...

Sullivan

My name is Sullivan Curry. I will be going to the BVI for the second time after I went last year. I am excited to dive and see all of the exotic fish, coral, and more.

Day 6 Blog

Today's breakfast was one of the best we've had so far. Not only were we the cabin that served it, but Casey brought an extra surprise: donuts! It was the most delicious breakfast yet. For the last full day, we snorkeled from the marina to a rocky shore were a huge pile of debris from a ship had pilled...

Day 5 Blog

Today we had two dives, the last two we would be doing on the trip. The first was to help Casey clean algae from some a coral nursery that had been set up. The nursery was made up of "trees", PVC pipe constructs that held pieces of growing coral on strings. If we allowed the algae to grow...