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Owen Spencer '19

Owen Spencer '19
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Captain’s Log 006: July 20, 2017

Our final day of activities in the BVI was upon us, and the roosters were absolutely relentless outside our cabin. Our morning was a little slow, but it quickly picked up as we learned about our service project and prepared ourselves for a hard day of work. Our job was to help build and organize the school's first library...

Captain’s Log 005: July 19, 2017

Today's agenda consisted of the Kodiak Queen shipwreck dive, cleaning coral stations, and snorkeling next to mangroves in North Sound Bay. After a delicious breakfast, we headed out to board the Sea Dragon and sail out to the wreck site of the Kodiak Queen. The Kodiak Queen was one of the only surviving ships after the Attack on Pearl...

Captain’s Log 004: July 18, 2017

A cool breeze entered our room as we began to prepare breakfast for our classmates. It had rained overnight, so it was a cool morning as we gathered to eat for a very rigorous day of turtle tagging. Before we could begin our turtle tagging experience, a representative of ARK, Association of Reef Keepers, gave us an informative presentation...

Captain’s Log 003: July 17, 2017

The morning of the 17th began with a brilliantly served breakfast by our neighbors in the Plum Tree cabin. We talked, ate, and got bitten by plenty of mosquitoes. We then rode down to the Sea Dragon and began preparing for our research for the day. Our first dive site was a return to George Dog Island where we...

Captain’s Log 002: July 16, 2017

Another early morning began with the cries of the roosters which roam the resort. Our fellow Seniors volunteered to serve breakfast to all of us to fuel our busy mornings full of research. Today we would begin our project dives, and my group was to find out if the diameter of a barrel sponge has any direct impact on...

Captain’s Log 001: June 15, 2017

After waking up to the sounds of roosters and eating a hardy breakfast, my friends and the crew of the Sea Dragon set out to our first dive site, George Dog Island. Our instructors began our trip with a quick warmup and introduction dive in order for all of us to become acquainted with our surroundings and gear. We...