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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    , , , ,


Habitat-Builders: Mangroves and Seagrass

Today is the day I flew out!  My journey didn’t start as smoothly as it could have done – I’d misread my travel details and thought the flight was two hours later than it actually was (top travel tip – don’t do that).  I’m grateful to everyone who helped rush me through the airport and…

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eo271    January 2nd, 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    , , , ,


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    , , , , , , , , , ,