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William Name '17

William Name '17
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Marine Bio 2 Day 6

On the last day of my last Marine Bio trip we carried out a service project, presented our final projects, and had dinner at the Top of the Baths. Our service project was cleaning the beach in front of the desalination plant. The desalination plant supplies fresh drinking water for the entire island, and as such it is very...

Marine Bio 2 Day 5

Sadly, today was the last day of diving, but it was an incredible end to Marine Biology for me and the other seniors. It included a two tank dive on the wreck of the RMS Rhone, a snorkel and lunch at Cooper Island, and a night snorkel. The Rhone dive was my favorite last year and was great once...

Marine Bio 2 Day 4

This Friday we completed two project dives and a third dive on the coral nursery. Our first dive took place just off Ginger Island at a dive spot called Ginger Hole. My project group and I dove to a depth of about 35 feet and searched for heads of coral with suitable fish populations for our experiment. After finding...

Marine Bio 2 Day 3

Today's activities were turtle tagging, studying invertabrets, and a team challenge on the beach. We started with a lecture over turtle biology and populations all over the world by Dr. Shannon Gore, a Dallas native who used to live just a few miles from Jesuit. We learned how the practices of turtle hunting, regulation, and egg collection positively and...

Marine Bio Two Day 2

We started the second day with a delicious meal of eggs, cereal, and muffins cooked for us by Doc, Mrs. Matthews, and Mr. Vaughn. Then we took Glen's taxi to the boats and set off for cooper island. A short boat ride later and the teams were stepping off the boat. The purpose of our first project divas to...

Marine Bio 2 Day 1

Last night after two flights and a boat ride, fourteen hours of travel in total, everyone was very happy to once again be at Guavaberry. A few short but rejuvenating hours of sleep later, Clay, Henry, Cole, Bryce, and I groggily arose for the first day of our second year of marine bio. After a tasty egg and bacon...

Day 6

Today was our last full day on the island and unfortunately we could not dive because we needed one day between diving and flying or else we might get the bends. However we still started our day early in the morning as usual. Our project for the day was to pick up pieces of a beached yacht as a...

Day 5

For breakfast today, Doc cooked us the best scrambled eggs anyone had ever had. It was like he had fused Caribbean fun in to create the epitome of breakfast cuisine. After the magnificent meal, we left for the last dives of the year. We used both dives to work on our final project. On the first dive, everything went...

Day 4

The highlight of today was chasing sea turtles to tag them. We started with a lecture over sea turtle biology and habitat from a sea turtle biologist. After the quick lecture, we went to a nearby bay which was supposed to be full of sea turtles. The method to tag sea turtles was to drag five people behind the...