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Island Time

Living on Island Time

The first couple of days were spent waiting on this and on that and it truly felt like a year had gone by.  The first day was spent waking up early and driving to KCI airport where after about an hour or so of waiting we finally got on the plane that took us to Florida.  I sat in the very back of the plane with Zach and McCabe and I learned a valuable lesson from…


Added by Rylee Hanlan on May 25, 2013 at 12:11am — No Comments

A New Experience

I woke up early and went to meet everyone at the library. Once we got our passports and tickets we all headed to the airport. We took a flight to Ft. Lauderdale.  Once there we all we out to eat and I had a Mahi-Mahi sandwich and tried some oyster, steamed clam, and calamari.  I think out of those 3 I will only have the calamari again.  Then we got our rooms and got the information for the plane trip to Andros.  We had the rest of the night to ourselves and I went swimming and hung out in…


Added by McCabe Davis on May 21, 2013 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Loving the Bahamas!

I have known that I wanted to this program for a long time now. My brother did it back in 2003. I saw how much fun he was having learning the fish and then going out on the sail boats and seeing them in person. I saw what he brought back from the trip and it all sounded like so much fun i just had to try and go. So here I am! I took the class and went on the trip.

Day 1

I couldn't sleep, I had to be up at 4:30 in the morning so we could…


Added by Bobbi thompson on May 10, 2013 at 9:02am — No Comments

Time of my life!

Plane ride to Andros

     My group got here 2nd and right once we got to Forefar we ate lunch and then got in the water.  I was ready to get right in and I saw so many fish.  Shelby Mills and I went snorkeling together.  The first fish we saw was a Beaugregory Juvenile.   Then we saw a sea slug.  It had…


Added by Lindsay Doolan on May 6, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

The Bahamian Experience

Everything about the Bahamas was pretty much perfect. The weather, the people, the lifestyle, the water, the air, the night sky, and the people. Did I say people twice? Heck yes I did because the people truly were some of the coolest people ever.

They were some of the most down to earth and friendly people I have ever met. There was even a statue of a pair of hands shaking to really reinforce the fact that they were very friendly people.

The first day that we spent on…


Added by Shelby Glenn on April 29, 2013 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Doin' It D.C. Style!

Colt's recent update on his life has inspired me to also update everyone on my shenanigans. I am not living in the beautiful wilderness of Alaska, but I am living in the concrete jungle of Washington D.C.


So, since I last checked in, I finished my dissertation research at the University of Rhode Island and am in the process of publishing my results. If all goes as planned, I will be Dr. Nicole Rohr in May with a Ph.D. in Biology! Here is my first chapter in case you are…


Added by Nicole Rohr on August 11, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

It's Been Awhile..... Now in Alaska

Wow so its been awhile since I have updated this blog... I don't know a lot of the people on here anymore... let me quick introduce myself to some of the people who might not know me... I'm Colt Snapp, a 2006 graduate of Benton High School and was part of the 2005 and 2006 Marine Biology Classes. I recently graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelors degree in Marine Biology. I have been through many internships and jobs through my college career which you can read about on my…


Added by Colt Snapp on August 6, 2011 at 10:03am — 3 Comments

Off of Andros...

Day one 

                  I woke up an hour earlier than I had intended to, just as I always do on days like this. My head scrambled together a thousand images of a burning sun over a dancing blue sea, and my stomach ached for the adventure. I showered and dressed for the chilly Midwestern April, wishing I were already in the warm tropics of Andros. I tossed my bag in the car, kissed my family goodbye, and my mom and I headed off to meet the group. There’s…


Added by Maddie Herrington on June 10, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter

When you get stuck on a boat for a week by choice you go outside of your normal circle of usual foods. It seemed for almost every meal we had peanut butter on something. This…


Added by Kelly Proctor on June 10, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Wonder of The Ocean


We're Here, We're Finally here in the Bahamas, the cool salty air makes great sleeping conditions, which is good because I was exhausted after being stuck in the Ft. Lauderdale Airport for what felt like forever yesterday. Though my sandals appear to have been snatched away in the night by some local, oh well, not much I could do now if I wanted to. We woke up bright and early to get a head start on the other boat, Sirena.…


Added by Miles Redman on May 19, 2011 at 10:46am — No Comments

The wonderful trip

April 2nd 2011

On the flight into Andros we got to see the deep ocean blue turn to a clear bluish and greenish mix. When we saw this change I noticed that there almost no boats in sight. Karen slept most of the flight and actually ended up drooling on my hoodie….. The rest of the flight was just a little bit cold with out my hoodie.  After we landed and got into fresh…


Added by Elijah Timothy Puett on May 18, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Today is the day!


Today is the day! I wake up early and more than ready to head to Florida. We’re meeting in the parking lot behind the East Hills Library and I’m so excited I can’t even contain myself. I eat breakfast and go through my things again to make sure I have everything. With my checklist complete my mother and I head to the lot to meet up with everyone else. Upon our arrival I overhear Miles talking about his hat and I then realize I didn’t pack one; so my mom and I rush home to get one.… Continue

Added by chelsea nichols on May 16, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Experiencing Marine Biology!

 Day 1, 4/1/2011


                Our Marine biology group left for the KCI airport sometime around 9:45 after meeting in a parking lot behind the East hills library. From there we flew to Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  When we arrived in Florida, there was no longer cold,…


Added by Karen Richter on May 14, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

The Very Fishy Story By: DeeDee Hebb



My world.


Brown. Brown dirty ground, the wet soil, the gross land of mud that is my world.…


Added by DeeDee Hebb on May 10, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Bahamas Blue Holes

Hey guys, be sure to check out the August issue of National Geographic - the cover story is on the blue holes of the Bahamas including several on Andros such as Stargate!

Added by Nicole Rohr on July 20, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

"Glistening under the noon sun, rushing waters, a symphony, divine..."

It’s strange…the difference between the things your mind makes up and reality.

I wasn’t sure what I was expecting going into this trip.

The reality was vastly… Continue

Added by Abby Lucas on May 20, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

I'm on a Boat!

Field Study Journal.

Brooke West

Day 1, April 2, 2010.…


Added by Brooke West on May 20, 2010 at 12:07pm — No Comments

low tolerance to dramamine and peanutbutter and jelly (marine biology journal 2010)


I rolled out of bed at four thirty in the morning, still upset that I will be leaving for a whole week; we left st.joe for the air port. When we got there we checked in and went to our gate. After we boarded the airplane I fell asleep, I woke back up while we were flying over…


Added by mackenzie moore on May 12, 2010 at 7:51pm — No Comments

The water doubles the light, and you just see a sea of green!

April 2, 2010

It's dark outside, well before the sunrise. My alarm clock is ringing, but I've beaten it up. I'm excited for the day and hug my family goodbye. Car starts. Green lights all the way. From…

Added by Corvette Way on May 10, 2010 at 7:24pm — No Comments

Sandy & Salty, But Oh So Sweet.

Friday, April…


Added by Carsen Berry on May 10, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments







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