|Roatan: Summer 2012 - Day 5
Day Five: Fish Id dive and bbq on the beach
We started the day with a find a fish dive. The students had to identified as many fish as they could within the limits of the dive and they did very well, especially considering this is only day four of the trip. After lunch we went in hunt of the elusive rays (either spotted Eagle rays or Stingrays) by doing an extended drift dive, but we did not have any luck. We did, however, see a three foot midnight parrot fish, moray eel, and a bunch of lionfish. Then it was back to the classroom where we then started to plan their ecology projects for next week. This evening was a night off and we went to the beach for a cookout. After everyone filled up on spareribs and baked beans, it was time to get serious about the limbo and dance contest. The Berry College students were up against some stiff competition from the students out of Nebraska Wesleyan and Lycoming College (we may be Division III but this was division I competition). Joe won the male limbo competition but Nebraska took the woman’s division. Michelle was able to redeem us in the dance contest with a first place finish. All in all everyone had a good time today and learned a lot about reef ecology.