January 11


A squirrelfish lurks amongst a stand of fire coral. It doesn’t seem to bother the fish but we try to avoid bumping into the stuff.

Greetings from Jamaica! It’s difficult to believe that it has already been over a week that we’ve been here in Discovery Bay, and that we only have about a week left.
Today the wonderful ladies in the kitchen prepared all-American meals for us, reminding of the food at home.
For breakfast, we had eggs with cheese, toast and maybe a cup of coffee to get our bodies up and running. Lunch consisted of little mini pizzas, chicken nuggets, and lasagna. For dinner, we had potatoes, carrots, beans, chicken, and some delicious red meat. The best part was desert, fudge brownies with walnuts. So, in other words to those at home, we are well-fed here.

Some of us started off the day with a 6 AM open water dive session, which meant getting up at 5 in the morning. All of us went out and started working on our research projects, some of us making more progress than others.

At 2 o’clock, 7 of us went out for our final open water dives and are now certified divers! Congratulations to everyone! From now on we don’t have to linger behind and watch in envy as Brad and Joe brag about the two sea turtles that they saw swimming around on their dive trips. Just kidding. In short, we are enjoying the lovely weather that has finally made it seem more like we were in Jamaica. Now we must go and hunt some more Damselfish, balloon fish, brittle stars, and sea urchins for our projects. Busy, busy!

– Constance

One thought on “January 11

  1. From what I can see, written in the blogs are 2 major topics, the academic rigors and the gastronomic delights. It’s good to see you all are learning and eating a lot. I guess your heads and stomachs will be full of good stuff when you return home.

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