Blog posts for Bahamas

Getting hands on with wildlife!

We finished our field course with even more fantastic hands-on experiences, here are our final few days in the Bahamas:   Reefs We had the pleasure of being led by Brad Weiler and Drew Hitchner on a Coral reef fish survey, which turned out to be the perfect preparation for our fish identification test towards…

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lbj203    January 24th, 2017    Bahamas, Bahamas archive    , , , , , , , , , ,


Real Science in The Real World

Prior to venturing across the Atlantic Ocean the #FieldBahamas team was divided into smaller project groups and given a topic that they would research as part of the field course. With bad weather conditions still imminent the research projects were moved forward as they were less weather dependent than the activities you will read about…

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jj329    January 22nd, 2017    Bahamas, Bahamas archive    , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Invasive fish, Deep Sea mystery and elusive Stingrays

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#FieldBahamas made it to Cape Eleuthera! But so too did a major storm system… students were beginning to think they had arrived in the Arctic not the Caribbean! Despite the weather blowing plan A, B, and probably C out the water we managed to start the field course with 3 days of species exploration, dissections…

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lbj203    January 21st, 2017    Bahamas, Bahamas archive    , , , , ,


Field Bahamas top tips for protecting Coral Reefs

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Coral Reefs are one of the oldest and most biologically diverse ecosystems on the planet. Appearing first as solitary organisms more than 400 million years ago, corals are extremely ancient animals that evolved into modern reef-building forms over the last 25 million years. Teeming with life, coral reefs cover less than 1% of the ocean…

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lbj203    December 24th, 2016    Bahamas, Bahamas archive    , , , , , , , , , ,


A Brief Bahamian Tour

Many of us have never been lucky enough to travel to the Bahamas. I have images in my head of white sand, turquoise waters and the odd pirate or two. But what I was interested in, was finding out what the Bahamas is really like and how it came to be. So strap yourselves in…

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jj329    December 17th, 2016    Bahamas, Bahamas archive    , , , , , , ,