We left this:
and are now here:
So two professors, one teaching assistant, and 13 Stony Brook undergraduates managed to escape the snow-covered landscape of Long Island (albeit a day late) and have safely arrived (yesterday) here at the Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory in Jamaica. The students will be posting multiple blog posts each day (starting tomorrow) but right now they're trying to catch their breath after: an introduction the lab, a review of the class syllabus, two lectures, our first snorkel trip in the Bay (I saw a spotted eagle ray!), some tasty meals, the beginning of dive training and the start of their invertebrate, plant, and animal collections.
It's getting late so I'm going to head for bed soon. Stay tuned for further updates.