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Bermuda Field Course 2013 :: Daily Report

Day 08 | Thursday, March 07, 2013

To was dedicated to putting the final touches on our oral presentations. This is our final project where we individually present on a research topic of choice based off of a previous group study from earlier in the week. Those topics include seagrass blade length differences in response to relative location, coral reef percentage coverage, or zooplankton diurnal migrations in the water column. The majority of the morning hours were spent either finishing up data collection in the field or starting statistical analysis.

For a brief mental break, a small group of students went to the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo (www.bamz.org). Here, we got a personal tour of the facility and some behind-the-scenes with Dr. Smith, the curator of the Natural History Museum. We had a look at how the animals in BAMZ were cared for on an island such a Bermuda and what resources it takes to do so. Some of the perks were being able to pet a large Grouper and gain personal insight from an employee. BAMZ is one of the major education centers for the Bermudian community in learning about the local marine environment and its inhabitants. They provide programs for all ages, from school field trips to grad student internships. After our trip to BAMZ, we headed back to BIOS to finish our presentations and prepare for tomorrow.










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