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Baby barracudas in the mangroves

Sep 26, 2005

Location: Gorda Sound, BVI
Author: John Z
We woke up around 7am this morning and got Ocean Star ready to motor over to Gorda Sound. Meanwhile the new divers continued their training with their first open water dive. It was a peaceful trip over to the beautiful Gorda Sound. Once we got there we had an oceanography class introducing our research projects and literature reviews. We then went snorkeling in the mangroves. The mangroves are salt-tolerant trees growing along the shoreline, and are host to hundreds of species of juvenile fish, including the intimating barracudas. We snorkeled for about an hour in the mangroves and saw tones of baby barracudas, it was quite a sight. After that we had dinner and ended the day with out first MTE class (Nautical Science). All in all it was another great day.