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Fletcher Rosenbleeth '18

Fletcher Rosenbleeth '18
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Day 4 Blog

Starting off the day with a quick lesson about turtles, we recapped information regarding lifespan, migration patterns, and levels of endangerment of sea turtles. Despite popular belief, I learned that most sea turtles are not endangered. Some sea turtles, like the Hawksbill Turtle, are endangered in some areas, but have been deemed "least concerned" in other areas. Being in...

Day 6 Blog

To finish our trip with a bang, we started the day with community service at the local primary and high school. We were all given different tasks as we rotated jobs. Some tasks included: laying gravel and soil to plant flowers and other plants, laying cement to keep pillars in place, digging and carrying buckets of soil and gravel,...

Day 2 Blog

Another day gone and more memories made. Today we officially started our project dives. On the first dive me and my group (Peter, Nicky, Keagan, and Sloan) dove down the Ginger Steps to observe the relationship between coral and and algae. We noticed that where there was an abundance of algae there was little to no coral. However, the...

Day 5 Blog

Being the last day we were allowed to scuba dive, we went on two special dives. On the first dive, we visited the Kodiac Queen, a ship that had been sunken in the BVI. I learned that the Kodiac Queen was actually one of the few surviving ships during Pearl Harbor and it eventually made its way to the...

Day 3 Blog

Today we finally finished our project dives! On the first dive we found a reef that was partly healthy reef. The parts of the reef that were healthy had a small bit of algae at the base of the coral. The reason that the healthy coral has algae at the base is because algae uses sunlight and converts it...

Day 2 Blog

Another day gone and more memories made. Today we officially started our project dives. On the first dive me and my group (Peter, Nicky, Keagan, and Sloan) dove down the Ginger Steps to observe the relationship between coral and and algae. We noticed that where there was an abundance of algae there was little to no coral. However, the...

Day 1 Blog

Today we went on two separate dives in the BVI. On the first dive we briefly reviewed our diving skills consisting of partial/full mask flood, fin pivot, respirator recovery, etc. After reviewing these basic skills we roamed around the shallow sea floor seeing sea life such as hermit crabs, grass garden eels, parrot fish and more. Before the second...