Location: Sandy Island, Carriacou
Today we started the morning with our first marine biology/ oceanography lab! We got to use a bunch of cool new instruments and tools to test and observe the phytoplankton and zooplankton located right here off of Sandy Island. We looked at the plankton with microscopes and tested the ocean waters salinity, phosphate, dissolved oxygen and other components. All the tools were really cool to experiment with. After lunch, we were allowed beach time! Sandy Island is small but very beautiful surrounded by many patches of coral reefs inhabited with lots of fish. On the island the boys threw around a football while the girls participated in a Zumba class led by Carolyn!Others stayed back on the boat to study, but apparently they enjoyed a study break of watching us dance on shore! The rest of the day was pretty laid back. The afternoon was dedicated to school work and studying for our first marine biology exam we had after dinner. At the end of the day, we were all very relived to complete our first exam!
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