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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    , , , , , ,


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    , , , , , , , ,