blog #2 (day 3)

I awoke this morning to the harsh sting of my roommate's hand slapping my leg. I quickly shit up from my sleep, because I knew I must have slept through the night like a rock. Soon after my roommates, Garrett Buckley and Chris Ayres and I went to the cattle guard meeting spot at the foot of the hill....

Islands and the Wide Open Ocean

Long day of travel yesterday but I enjoyed the company of my classmates. Despite the long day of travel, I had a hard time falling asleep due to the anticipation of today's activities and the wildlife welcoming us (not so) graciously. Sleeping here is different than back home, mainly the sun rising at 5:30 and the rooster outside our...

Day 4+5: Coral, Night Snorkeling, and Frisbee

So Saturday began like everyday, Chatty, the rooster that currently holds the title "Bane of My Existence," crowed at around 6:45, waking me up, and preventing me from getting those last 15 minutes of sleep, the only minutes that really count. To no avail, I lied down until the alarm rang at 7, trying my hardest to get those...

The Beginning of Paradise

The first night was a late night because I couldn't fall asleep because I couldn't stop thinking about the next day. I was looking forward to it so much that I just laid in bed for hours just starting at the ceiling fan going around and around. Later on however I was just so exhausted that I passed out...

Joe Ponder

I decided that I wanted to take this course because I am interested in marine biology. I like learning about the ocean and the marine life in it. I have been diving for 5 years now and the places I have dived are Mexico(Cozumel and Cancun), Puerto Rico, and Belize. I look forward to getting in the water and...

Christian Taylor

1. I love marine biology and have read about the ocean since I was young 2. None, lots of snorkeling 3. Seeing all the diversity and organisms I've never seen before

Day Two: “Fun in the Sun”

Fun in the Sun Day 2... We had another tasty breakfast consisting of three types of bread, cereal, yogurt and a granola bar that I found in my backpack. I am enjoying my third day without braces by eating granola bars and starburst. After breakfast we walked to an amazing rock formation called the baths. The baths is basically a huge area...

Chandler Clark

I decided to take this class for several reasons. Regular biology was one of my favorite classes thus far at Jesuit, so taking another one was appealing to me. I've also been interested in diving for years. I was certified about four years ago, and have been diving in countless places, including Hawaii and all over the Caribbean. Since...

READ THIS ONE. I love you

Day 5 and 6 The rooster woke us up again at 7 to lead us to the same breakfast, then we boarded the boat to go to the Jesuit reef. Yes, we have our own reef, mom and dad. After a checkout dive where we saw a plethora of flora and fauna, we decided to replant healthy coral in numerous...