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Michael Huber '17

Michael Huber '17
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Day 6 (final day) – Michael Huber

Today I awoke with many mixed emotions knowing that it was my last day in the British Virgin Islands but also that I would get to see my family soon. At breakfast we were treated to donuts the size of my face; it was hard to eat two of them. Today was our service work day, so after breakfast...

Day 5 – Michael Huber

Breakfast was supposed to be hosted by my cabin this morning, key word "supposed". Two of the 3 of my cabin-mates had gotten sick the night before, leaving Doc and Mr. Von with the decision to move breakfast from our cabin to theirs to prevent anybody else from getting sick. In the end, both got well and nobody else...

Day 4 – Michael Huber

Today I awoke excitedly awoke knowing a day of studying invertebrates and turtle tagging awaited me. Contrary to other days, today Marine 1 students would be split from Marine 2 students. Us Marine 1 students got in the taxi and drove to the beautiful, Savanna bay. There Casey, Beth, and Andrea were waiting for us under a tent. We...

Day 3 – Michael Huber

Today has left me completely exhausted after a long day of diving down to the Rhone shipwreck, snorkeling around Cooper Island, and attempting my group's project during the night snorkel. At the surface of the Rhone shipwreck, massive waves rocked the boat, making everybody a little queezy in the stomach. However, once down under, the sight of the ship...

Day 2 – Michael Huber

Today fulfilled a few lifelong goals of mine, to swim with sharks and to watch fire dancers up close. We did our first dive at site called "Ginger Steps". The geography of the slope under the water forms giant steps, hence the name. As soon as we took the giant stride method into the water there were almost immediately...

Day 1 – Michael Huber

My expectations for the British Virgin Islands were blown away by our first day. I was a little unsure of what exactly it was going to be like and felt a little out of my comfort zone. However, that didn't last very long. The day began with breakfast provided by Dr. Gruninger and Mr. Von that consisted of sausage,...