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Ocean 2018 Adventures Day 3: Measuring Coral While Snorkeling Cistern Rock

By wpdev June 1, 2018
written by Ocean student, Mary Chandler
May 31
, 2018

We woke up this morning for another beautiful full day! We had a great breakfast assortment of fruit and bagels, continuing our carb-o-load 🙂 Ocean and Echo students separated to prep for the day! As an Ocean student, we talked about corals and some of their basic functions as well as what to look out for when doing our project for the day. Our project consisted of snorkeling at Cistern and measuring coral in certain randomized spaces with a quadrat, which was very interesting to participate in and learn about!

We had some time to hang out with each other and just have some fun in the sun and water. Tonight I was on dinner crew and was able to learn a little bit more about the boat and how it operates while cooking. We just ended the night with a fun boat meeting full of unwinding and recapping all that we did. We’re ready for some sleep to fuel us for a new day and some diving!

More photos coming soon!

The greatest challenge during the program was staying entertained during the quarantine period. Not being able to leave your boat and not having a phone, which was a crutch against boredom, it was difficult at first to stay entertained.