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Connor Lehman '19

Connor Lehman '19
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Marine Biology Trip Day 6 – Connor Lehman

Today was our sixth and final full day here on Virgin Gorda. The morning was routine with us waking up and eating breakfast at the chosen cabin. Once we finished breakfast, we changed clothes and began to walk down to the local high school at 8:45. Our task for the day was to complete a service project for this...

Marine Biology Trip Day 5 – Connor Lehman

Today was our fifth day here on Virgin Gorda. After I woke up, my cabin and I went to Bougainvillea cabin, where we ate breakfast. From their back porch, there are stairs that lead up to a tall rock that had an amazing view (picture attached at the bottom). From breakfast we headed to the beach and headed out...

Marine Biology Trip Day 4 – Connor Lehman

Today was our fourth day here on Virgin Gorda. Our activities scheduled for the day included tagging sea turtles and observing marine invertebrates. After we ate breakfast, we headed down to the main room at which Dr. Gore, a scientist with the government, gave us a presentation on the history and classification of sea turtles in the BVI. She...

Marine Biology Trip Day 3 – Connor Lehman

Today was our third day of diving and our second and final day of project dives. Our goal for the day was to finish collecting data for our research project of measuring the filtering speed of barrel sponges. At our first dive site, George Dog Island, we found four barrel sponges and collected our data, which gave us enough...

Marine Biology Trip Day 2 – Connor Lehman

Today was our second day of diving and our first day of project dives. Our project is to measure the relationship between the length of the diameter of a barrel sponge and the speed the sponge filters water. Before we left the dock, our dive instructor, Beth, and our group went over our materials for the dive. We brought...

Marine Biology Trip Day 2 – Connor Lehman

Today was our second day of diving and our first day of project dives. Our project is to measure the relationship between the length of the diameter of a barrel sponge and the speed the sponge filters water. Before we left the dock, our dive instructor, Beth, and our group went over our materials for the dive. We brought...

Marine Biology Trip Day 1 – Connor Lehman

Today was our first day diving here in Virgin Gorda. Our first dive at the George Dog Island started at around 9:00 AM. We went down to the ocean floor and practiced the basic skills of scuba dive as a reminder from our scuba certification class. We then swam around the dive site, getting a feel for both the...