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Reef Check 101

Oct 21, 2009

Location: St. Lucia
Author: Dan
Today was fairly relaxing overall. We started out with a great breakfast of eggs and bacon, which was a nice change from cereal. There is nothing like waking up to the smell of bacon to make you feel at home. After our usual clean-up routine we headed into shore for a short lecture from a SMMA representative. SMMA is the group that governs the Reef Check operations which we will be taking part in over the next couple days. We will be counting fish, invertebrates and types of coral for official records. Everyone is pretty excited to take part in something so official. The rest of the day was spent exploring the town of Soufriere. Most of us ate some good local food and used the internet for a little while to check back home. We have a Marine Bio class tonight, after which I’m sure we will all be heading to bed to get a good nights sleep for our big day tomorrow.