2015 Marine Biology Blog

Reporting from Bermuda

Bermuda July 19, 2015

Today we traveled the length of Bermuda and back again.  We rode public buses and rode a ferry.  Our research destination was Church Bay.  Also, local citizens were having a clean up the beach day and we joined in.  The media showed up.  We may be in Bermuda's Royal...

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Bermuda July 18

Today we conducted two fish surveys.  All agreed they were the best sites so far: Tobacco and Achilles Bays.   Most of us were also able to observe an Octopus close to shore for along period of time.                After our snorkel we walked into St. George, saw some...

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Bermuda July 17

Today we started out with an excellent research snorkel at Turtle Bay.  Two groups spotted a Green Sea Turtle and lots of Blue, Rainbow and Midnight parrot fish were observed by everyone.  On the ocean sides of islands in the bay were many urchins and West Indian Top...

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Bermuda July 16

We started today by visiting the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) where we learned about ways that the ocean was explored in the past as well as exploration being conducted today.  A particularly engaging exhibit explained challenges the ocean ecosystem...

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Bermuda July 15, 2015

Today was another very full day.  This morning we studied Marine Geology of Bermuda.  Bermuda was formed about 100 million years ago as a volcano in the Atlantic.  It eroded and a coral reef was built on top of it capping it with limestone.  as the sea rose and fell...

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Bermuda July 14, 2015

See video of Plankton Study at https://youtu.be/zaeS5Twl3lc   Today was very active, as are all our days.  This morning we walked to Whalebone Bay for our first research snorkel.   Students were expected to collect data on fish species and their abundance.  They...

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Bermuda July 13

Successful Flight and first snorkel.  Arriving at 4 pm we had a quick orientation (most important info- conserve water) and headed to the BIOS swimming area for a check out snorkel and a glimpse of the Mangrove ecosystem.  After dinner we settled in and had our first...

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Marine Biology Practice Snorkel at Mirror Lake

The last two days we spent the morning learning about Coral Reef Ecology and how to identify fish,  In the afternoon we went snorkeling in Mirror Lake to make sure all equipment was working correctly and learn and practice snorkeling skills we will need in Bermuda....

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Marine Biology Blog

Hi Everyone, This is a test of our blog that we will use in Bermuda to share our experiences through prose, photos, and video. Our class days are coming up (June 24 & 25).  You should be at U-32 in Rm. 211 by 8:30.  The mornings will be academic,learning the...

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Congratulations, Brian Slopey!

VTVLC would like to congratulate Mr. Brian Slopey.  The Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering (VASE) has honored Mr. Slopey as the 2015 recipient of its Outstanding Science Teacher of the Year Award for grades 9-12. VASE recognized Mr. Slopey's extraordinary...

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