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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    , , , , , , , ,


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    , , , , , ,


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    , , , , , , , , ,


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    , , , , , , , , , ,


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