Day 4: Pillar Coral and
Today we went snorkeling at two locations, Pillar Coral and
Tuffy. At our first site we saw, as the name suggests, pillar coral.
This was an interesting sight because the polyps of the coral were
actually out during the daytime and were flowing through the ocean
waves. Also while we were there, we saw many other organisms, including
many different colorful fish and coral types. The Diadema were also
out during the day, instead of being hidden in caverns. We thought that
was neat! After going to the Pillar Coral, we then collected Queen
Conch and labeled them for an experiment. The Queen Conch were placed
in the same general area and are going to be checked tomorrow to see
which one has moved the farthest. After spending time at Pillar Coral
and collecting conch, we went back to Tuffy to begin working on our
projects. Most of us seemed to have had some trouble getting started
with our projects, but by the end of the day, I think all was under
control, and we will be ready to finish them tomorrow. Everyone is o.k.
and having a good time. It has been a great day!
By: Brent Dunn