Location: : Charlestown, Nevis
This morning after breakfast, we were dropped off at Pinneys Beach to meet Barry for another fun day on Nevis. We drove over to Oualie Beach to meet Barbara Whitman, a marine biologist on Nevis. She chatted with us about the different invertebrate phylum and told us some cool stories and interesting facts about many species. After this, we went over to her touch tank lab, “Under the Sea.” Here we were able to understand the different organisms first hand, as we held and observed many different marine organisms. These included cushion sea stars, urchins, conchs, and many more. Barb also rears baby sea turtles that need a little help, e.g., they get trampled at the bottom of the nest and left behind. At the moment, she has three baby sea turtles, three weeks old, and asked us to name one for her – we named him Franklin. Unfortunately, overnight, Barb’s reef shark had died. A shark carcass obviously then made a perfect opportunity for a photoshoot. After this, we had lunch at the hotel restaurant and then relaxed on the beach for a while before heading back to Ocean Star. Back on board, we had a marine biology class, impressing me with their knowledge already. After that is was shower time and dinner, finishing off the day with a sailing class on knots.