Posts by acarlile

a spotted moray eel hiding in the rocks

Day 2: a full day of snorkeling

Today’s post is brought to you by Gaitlyn Malone… After an early breakfast, we met in the lab at 9:00 am to discuss our plan for the day. Not long after we were loading on to the back of a pickup truck to head to our first snorkel site. Our first stop was a place […]

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we’ve arrived…almost

We met this morning at 6:30am in front of Maxcy to start our trip. One shuttle drive and two plane rides later, we are in Nassau, the Bahamas. We arrived in time for the students to take their first dip in the ocean (more on that tomorrow) before dinner and a review of the syllabus […]

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Tropical Marine Ecology 2015!

Tropical Marine Ecology 2015!

Hi everyone! We’re gearing up to leave for San Salvador, the Bahamas in two days! We’ll be taking 8 students to study Marine Ecology in this picturesque tropical setting for just under 2 weeks. They will be taking turns blogging about our field adventures, so please check back often! Amy Carlile, John Kelly, and Roman […]

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in the water above the abyss

Day 9: The sun will come out today

Today’s post is by Lauren Kircher: When we first arrived on the island, we had some trouble differentiating between the sound of rain and wind through the palm trees. We have since practiced this skill often enough to become very adept at it. This morning the sound we heard was the rustling of the wind […]

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Day 7: The only easy day was yesterday

Today’s post is by Matthew Halewski: Today started out a little bumpy. After some overnight rain and more storm clouds approaching many of us did not have high hopes for the day. However after a rousing pep talk from Dr. Kelly we grabbed our gear and headed for Fernandez bay in good old truck S. […]

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Day 5: night snorkel and Fernandez Bay

Today’s post is by Brian Spangler: Our last blog entry ended with a bit of a cliff hanger. We were planning on doing a night snorkel and for many of us it was our first night snorkel. To sum up the feelings of everybody present the thought of getting in the water at night with […]

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Day 3: coral and mangroves

Today’s post is by Alexis Hudson: Day three on this gorgeous island was a great one! Today was the first day we were in the field all day, not even coming back to campus for lunch. We got a new truck today since yesterday our power steering died.  Today’s truck was named Cold because Dr. […]

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Day 1: finally in the water!

Today’s post is our first student post, brought to you by Julie Huston: Today was our first full day on San Salvador. It was also the first time Lauren and I had snorkeled. After breakfast, we got organized for our snorkeling adventure, which included making knots and loops on our clipboards for our waterproof paper. […]

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Arriving in Nassau

Arriving in Nassau

After a long day of travel, we arrived in Nassau, the Bahamas, mid afternoon to a torrential downpour! We stayed in Nassau for the night and will be flying out to San Salvador this afternoon. For the next 11 days we will be studying tropical marine ecology at the Gerace Research Station on the island. […]

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Finally...plenty of Cladophora here!

Field day on Maui

Last Saturday, Shaunna and I went to Maui for the day to collect Cladophora specimens. It might seem crazy to go to Maui just for the day, but when you’re only about a half-hour plane ride away, and you need to keep your specimens alive for experiments, a day tip (and a long one at […]

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