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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

May 02, 2016

Island Adventures

Meg Carr, A-Watch, University of New Hampshire

Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

A View Under the Sea at North Rock

Ship's Log

Position
32° 22.7’ N x 064° 40.9’ W

Location
St. George’s, Bermuda

Speed
0 kts/Alongside

Weather/Wind
sunny and calm

Souls on Board

Even when we’re off the ship, it’s impossible to pry our group away from the seaside. This morning was dedicated to an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo (BAMZ). We gazed at tropical fishes, sea turtles, and corals until our hearts were content, then wandered around the zoo.  At the zoo, we were able to catch a glimpse of wallabies, ancient Galapagos tortoises, sleepy fossa and many other creatures. At lunchtime we were approached by curious/sneaky peacocks.

THEN CAME THE SNORKELING!!!

Our team took an hour boat-ride to a reef (marveling at the lack of sails on the motorboat), threw on some snorkel gear, and spent the entirety of the afternoon underwater. Surgeonfish, parrotfish, wrasse and ctenophores abounded, as did all shaped and sizes of coral. Everyone was ecstatic! Once back on the boat, we investigated Bermuda’s unique pink sands: a mixture of white coralline fragments and reddish dinoflagellates(?). Then we settled down to nap during the trip back to land.

Back at BAMZ again, we were treated to a delicious dinner by the bay, complete with startled shouting and jumping out of seats as everyone ran to the railing to gaze at a spotted eagle ray. After a spectacular and exhausting day, we were more than ready to hit our bunks when we returned home to the Cramer.

-A special thanks to Robbie Smith and those at BAMZ for contributing to this wonderful day.-

Madre: Yes, they feed me here, and no, I am not sunburned.

Cait: You should probably start planning a trip to Bermuda, pronto. I love and miss you guys!!!!

- Meg

Categories: Corwith Cramer,Marine Biodiversity & Conservation, • Topics: port stops  bermuda.  c266 • (2) Comments

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#1. Posted by Meg on May 05, 2016

Hi Meg & crew,
Great picture of the reef.
Did you take the shot?
Someone must have a decent camera.
I don’t see any plastic, thank you.
I couldn’t tell you where recycling center is in Bermuda.
I hope we are not headed toward an artificial Sargasso sea?
I always preferred real seaweed to plastic in the tank.
I hope this is not the case.
We love to hear from you.
Mary Ruggiero and Charlie DuMond

PS
Say hi to Isa.


#2. Posted by Deborah Carr on May 05, 2016

Wow, Meg-all of your favorite things in one day!  Wait. Did you have chocolate? Sounds like a beautiful place! Great to hear from you.  So glad you are eating well and using sunscreen and somehow managing to avoid seasickness.  We have had cloudy, rainy weather since Sunday.  Enjoy the sunshine!  Take photos!

Miss you lots!

Love,

Mom

 

 


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