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Eduardo De Leon '19

Eduardo De Leon '19
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Marine Biology Trip: Day 6

Synopsis At the beginning of the day, we started by going to the Bregado Flax local high school as part of our service project. I helped out by organizing children's books on the newly built library for the primary and high school students. Afterwards, I worked on carrying dirt up onto the second floor to mix with gravel and make...

Marine Biology Trip: Day 5

Synopsis Today during my first dive, I explored the Kodiak Queen ship wreck, and discovered that the same ship was one of the few surviving ships from Pearl Harbor during WWII. Later on, I went to a coral nursery to fully clean up a coral tree. It was a difficult task because I had to try to avoid touching the...

Marine Biology Trip: Day 4

Synopsis I started off the day by heading down to my group's boat, the Sea Dragon, to sail to Little Dix's Bay and try to catch sea turtles with Dr. Gore, a turtle biologist who worked with A.R.K. (The Association of Reef Keepers). Even though I only spotted two green sea turtles, one near Mount Trunk and the other one...

Marine Biology Trip: Day 3

Synopsis Once again I headed to the same location near Ginger Island. This time, my case study group and I agreed to retreive different information about the less healthy coral because we thought yesterday's data may have been wrong due to the fact that there were traces of healthier coral surrounding the specimen. After we had lunch, all the cabins...

Marine Biology Trip: Day 2

Synopsis Today was the start of the more scientific and experimental part of this trip. As a group, Jack Bandiera, Patrick Keyes, and I put our hypothesis to the test. To start off, we followed accordingly to our planned procedure in which we searched for three different staghorn corals of different health and compared the amounts of fish that interacted...

Marine Biology Trip: Day 1 

Synopsis From waking up on a cabin without an air conditioning system to diving 30 feet underwater to explore new species of fish and coral, the first day in the island of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands has been a wholesome introduction to what I'm expecting from this trip. Compared to the beaches in Texas, the Gulf of...

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