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Evan Oscherwitz '18

Evan Oscherwitz '18
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Blog Entry: 9 July, 2016

Today's blog, interestingly enough, begins by recounting the events of yesterday evening and everything after. After the highly anticipated beach cookout, which was delicious, we are embarked on a bold journey into the unknown in the form of a night snorkel. In the mere thirty minutes we were in the water, we saw a crocodile needlefish, two Spanish lobsters,...

Blog Entry: 8 July, 2016

On our itinerary, today was marked "fun day." It was certainly labeled appropriately, as we experienced all sorts of adventure and amusement, like diving on shipwrecks and snorkeling on turtle grass. Originally, the plan was to do two dives on the wreckage of the R.M.S Rhone, which sank in a hurricane on 29 October, 1867. Unfortunately, the current at...

Blog Entry: 7 July, 2016

Today, we wrapped up the unfinished portions of our research dives and helped the local ecosystem by sanitizing a government-operated staghorn coral nursery on the north side of Virgin Gorda. To start off the day, we took our talents to a reef known as ginger's backside. This reef featured the most diverse array of predatory fish so far, as...

Blog Entry: 6 July, 2016

Today marked the first day of our research dives, which we had spent the last few weeks preparing for. In addition to providing important data for our projects, today's dives featured a number of remarkable sightings, including but not limited to sand divers (a type of lizardfish,) a queen angelfish, gray angelfish, a spotted moray eel, a massive scrawled...

Blog Entry: 5 July, 2016

As I stated in yesterday's blog entry, yesterday was one of the most interesting days of my life. Today was one of the outright best. The day started with a pedestrian sausage and egg breakfast prepared by Dr. Kirby, followed by a search for invertebrates on the reef at Savannah Beach. The search yielded two rock-boring urchins, a giant...

Blog Entry: 4 July, 2016

Today easily ranks as one of the most diverting days of my young life, as I was granted the amazing opportunity to experience the natural wonders of the eastern Caribbean. On the immeasurably awesome Seadragon, captained by the Hulky Hungarian divemaster Zoltán, in all of his Magyar glory, we set sail for the minor islands that approximate Virgin Gorda....

Evan Oscherwitz: About Me

My name is Evan Oscherwitz, I am a junior at Jesuit Dallas with a fixation on marine animals, fish in particular. I am incredibly excited about the trip, as it will be my first opportunity to do field research on wild animals. My hope is that I will be able to catch a glimpse of one of my favorite...