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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    , , , , , , , , ,


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    , , , , , , , ,


Catching Rays

This morning we had dish duty, helping out the fantastic kitchen staff with setting out food and washing up.  So many dirty dishes… We split into groups today – mine went to Deep Creek to hunt for stingrays.  The creeks were expanses of shallow, milky-blue water through which we spent all day wading.  They weren’t…

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eo271    January 5th, 2018    Bahamas    , , , , , ,


Island Tours

This morning we woke up to wind howling around the dorm, but the sun was shining and the island looked like a true tropical paradise!  We all splashed into the water for a swim before breakfast. Afterwards we rinsed off using precious seconds in the showers – we’re limited to one minute of water per…

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eo271    January 4th, 2018    Bahamas    , , , ,


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