Category: R trip 2

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Yesterday, as usual, we got up for the morning dip and we played our daily game of waboba. Port watch won the game! After that, we set up for breakfast and a “week-in-review” meal of quiche, cinnamon rolls and fruit. Our first mission of the day was to prepare the current arrays for deployment. There are eight of them, and we placed them along the eastern and western shores of Whistling Cay in 15 – 20 feet of water. Next…

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After being woken up by Hayden at 0630, students jumped into the refreshing water for morning dip and played a game of Waboba. After a hard-fought game, starboard watch won. After fueling up with a scrumptious quiche, we prepared ourselves for the first dive of the day.   We smothered ourselves in layers of sunscreen and embarked on the inflatables for Whistling Cay. The research teams tirelessly worked to prevent contact with the coral. An hour and a half and 84…

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This morning we woke up at 0630 for our traditional morning dip and a game of Waboba keep away. Afterward, we got underway from Peter Island to St. John and had a wonderful pancake breakfast while underway. We motored to Cruz Bay on St. John, USVI, to clear customs and spend some time ashore. We all went ashore in the small boats, and after clearing in, we explored the town center. We ate lunch in small groups at various places…

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We started the day with the usual routine of calisthenics, morning dip, and a thrilling game of woboba. This was the first time in five days that Port watch (our watch) won the game, and we cherished our victory with a breakfast of delicious mango yogurt with granola, cereal, and an array of fruit. After breakfast, we motored to the Indians and had our first dive of the day at 10:00 a.m. We practiced with our assigned research groups, deciding for…

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We woke up to a beautiful sunrise at Salt Island. During our sunrise swim, we played keep away the waboba ball in our watch groups. Starboard watch continued their winning streak. After breakfast, we got underway motoring to The Baths on Virgin Gorda. The Baths is a natural formation of impressively large boulders that make for great snorkeling as well as exploring on land. Upon arrival, we snorkeled around the boulders, looking at the different kinds of coral and fish…

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After morning dip, we motored from Norman Island to Salt Island. Having anchored in the bay, Dr. Crosby went over the procedure for the assembling, deploying, and retrieving of our current meters. After some practice on deck, we set out on the water with the crew to carry out this practice procedure. Then we went for a hike on Salt Island, thrilled to go on land for the first time since we boarded the Tabor Boy on Tuesday. The climb…

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