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Competition Time!

Throughout the course, we had all been armed with a selection of cameras, GoPros and, of course, smartphones.  We certainly hadn’t been short of subjects to photograph, either – all of us combined must have taken thousands of pictures!  On our final day, we collated the best of these and submitted them for a competition…

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eo271    January 23rd, 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    , , , , ,


Lionfishing

We knew today was going to be a good one as soon as we left our dorm.  The smell of pancakes wafted over campus, and soon we were tucking in to the breakfast of champions.  Our group was set to go snorkelling, hunting lionfish over reefs.  Yesterday’s group hadn’t spotted any – a positive sign…

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eo271    January 6th, 2018    Bahamas    , , , , , , , ,


Habitat-Builders: Coral

2017 is drawing to a close, which means our field course is just a flip of the calendar away!  Some students are already in the Caribbean, bringing in the New Year with style – wherever you are, I wish you a happy one!  If all the celebrations have left you little time for research, I’ve…

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eo271    December 31st, 2017    Bahamas    , , , ,


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