Roatan: Summer 2018

Day 6 - June 7 - Project Discussion and Night Dive

Our morning dives today were fun, and we encountered quite a few fish. We saw a large barracuda, sharptail eel, banded coral shrimp, turtles, and whitespotted filefish, to name a few. We also we took an underwater group photo and then toured the reef, continuing to work on recognizing all the fish on the species list. The sun was out, so the colors were spectacular and everyone enjoyed the dives.

This afternoon we had a discussion about the research projects, and then Mickey Charteris (the author of the student’s text book and underwater photographer) came to speak to the students and sign books. Right after the lecture, we headed out for the first night dive of the trip. We saw an octopus, slipper lobster, a basket starfish, and beautiful bioluminescence. It was a good dive; none of us got stung by box jellyfish when we surfaced. The students were so excited, and the conversation on the way back to the dock was loud and chaotic.