Archive for June, 2019

 

Day 26: Farewell Coconut

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Tyler here again with the saddest post of them all. The time has come where we are forced to leave our life of luxury on Coconut Island. However, it is not all sad because we were able to present our findings from our month-long journey. Some friendly folks from the biology department came to our […]

Gettin our Junk outta da Bunk!

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This morning started very calmly in the dorms with many of us being able to sleep in. It was nice knowing the we didn’t have to prep the boats and make our lunches at 8 in the morning. Many of us just made our own breakfasts, then headed up to the classroom to start our […]

Day: 24 – Making the Final Push

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This morning began slightly later than usual with most of us sleeping in longer than intended. Not having the pressure of prepping the boats for 8:30 A.M. was comforting, but with that in mind it feels bizarre not being in the water for two days in a row. The feeling is quite reminiscent of being […]

Day 23: Taking Care of Business

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      Amanda here! Today we started off with some paper discussion in the classroom. It seems we are finally beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but we still have a lot of distance to cover. We have FINALLY finished all data collection today. Three members from benthic team […]

Day 22: Hands on with Turtles and Tasting Man O’ Wars

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Tyler here with another fantastic story from our day in the bay and well…. a lot has happened since the last time you heard from the 403 blog. Last night we powered through the results section that we turned in this morning, but that was actually fairly easy to deal with compared to the giant, man-eating […]

Day 21: BBQ!

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We started off our final week with a BBQ today. By 3:30, all of the students converged on the dorms, ready to set this thing up. While the set-up crew brought all the meat, buns, condiments, and assorted cutlery to the beach house, the three of us cooking began on the bacon in the dorms. […]

Day 20: Last Full Data Day

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Today was our last full day of data collection. Turtle team headed to 5 reefs to collect our last bit of data, while the Benthic Team stayed behind to analyze their wealth of data. Although we did have another run in with some man-o-war, the day went swimmingly as planned. Reef 28, the fringing reef […]

Day 19: Man o Man o’ War

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With a little more sleep under our belts, we arose at 7:30 this morning for another day filled with data collection by both teams. At 8:30 we headed out to prepare our boats and meet in the classroom to discuss our plans for the rest of the day. After deciding on where each team needed […]