Blog posts for Bahamas

Project: Mangroves

Washing dishes isn’t so bad with a view like this!  We had an unexpectedly sunny afternoon for day one of collecting data for our project on mangroves.  Heading over to the mangroves at Page Creek where we’d done the drone work, we strapped on our snorkel gear and headed in.  The original plan had been…

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eo271    January 14th, 2018    Bahamas    , , , , , , ,


Dive, dive!

Everyone was super excited for reef day, which dawned bright and sunny. The sea was gorgeously calm – perfect for snorkelling! We visited a place called “Something to See” to swim 30-metre transects – this was a way to get uniform samples of the reef species we saw. Finally, I felt that my fish identification…

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eo271    January 13th, 2018    Bahamas    , , , , , , ,


Turtles and Lightning

“Hello, turts!  That’s what turtles is for short.” Turtle day had been much anticipated, especially as it had been postponed.  After a lecture and a few glimpses (and the case of mistaken identity when we temporarily caught one in our ray net), we were eager to see one close-up.  The weather seemed fair as we…

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eo271    January 11th, 2018    Bahamas    , , , , ,


Landlocked

The little boats here can’t go out in strong winds, so today we were land-based and started working on our group projects. Our topic was mangroves – we decided to compare species diversity in mangrove creeks on opposite sides of the Cape. Once we came up with a plan, we presented our ideas to the…

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eo271    January 10th, 2018    Bahamas    , , , , , ,


Shark Bait

Well the weather outside is frightful… all the more so for its unpredictability!  We had to pick our moment to dash to the canteen and minimise how much we got rained on. The boat ride to today’s creek was wetter than usual, but happily by the time we dropped anchor and waded to shore, the…

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eo271    January 9th, 2018    Bahamas    , , , , , ,


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