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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    , , , , , , ,


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    , , , , , ,


Tourist Traps

Our long-awaited “day off” was finally here! No academic work – instead, we piled into the minibuses to see some sights.  One long road travels from the top to the bottom of Eleuthera – Queen’s Highway.  We took the ‘down island’ route, which goes straight… up, to the Glass Window.  As we drove, we escaped…

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eo271    January 8th, 2018    Bahamas    , , , , , ,


Drone On

Back to the mangrove creeks for today’s work – we were taking a step into the future and using a drone to survey wildlife there. As an emerging technology, lots of work remains to be done in order to assess the accuracy of aerial drone surveys. One way of measuring this is to send a…

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eo271    January 7th, 2018    Bahamas    , , , , , , , , ,


35 students, 2 weeks, 1 stunning destination

Bring on Field Course Galapagos 2018! With under two weeks to go, the preparation for the field course of a lifetime is fully underway! And to kick it off, our first blog will be about the beautiful island we will be studying on, and what exactly we will be studying! The Galapagos islands are a…

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am769    December 29th, 2017    Galapagos    , , , , , ,


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