image of Shedd's high school biology research team of 2008Our last day in the Bahamas was one to remember. We did some work, had a lot of fun, and realized how thankful we were for the opportunity to be part of the High School Marine Biology research team of 2008. We woke up to the smell of cinnamon rolls at 7 a.m. Breakfast was delicious, as usual. We then had our article discussion on the slaughter of some Blue Iguanas. The leaders helped us to understand why someone may commit crimes like this. It was interesting to hear about various scenarios and make connections to similar incidents like the Gorilla killings last year in Democratic Republic of the Congo in Virunga National Park. We finished up our last day with yet another great dinner and the leaders had one more surprise.

We went for our last night snorkel and saw two Green Sea Turtles and two octopi along with bioluminescent plankton, juvenile Yellow Stingray and Caribbean Spiny Lobster. We had an amazing day that truly wrapped up our week in the Bahamas aboard the R/V Coral Reef II.

Posted by Emilse and Logan, HSMB participants

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