First Week of Biology Done
Trip Start Jan 18, 2010
28Trip End Apr 11, 2010
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Thursday we started Reptiles but not before an early morning test on Botany. I cruised through the test in about 35 minutes and was one of the first done. I studied a lot wednesday night so I could start the class off well.
For my parents: I got an A on the presentation and was the only person in the class to get 100% on the test. First time ever. Take that Meredith!
The reptile lecture was really long but it was very interesting so I didn't mind too much. The professor is the head of biology at UM so she was extremely well prepared. Her passion is reptiles so she loves teaching the class. We learned about the different lava lizards that inhabit the islands. In the afternoon we went out into the salt marsh trail to look for lava lizards. We got to observe their behaviors. On Friday we met out on the lava rocks by the beach to look at the marine iguanas before we had another reptile lecture. Another very long lecture but even more interesting. The marine iguanas are very strange creatures and have lots of habits. One of the most interesting thing was how they vary so much between islands with ones on our island being as big as 25 pounds, but on the small island of Genovesa the biggest are 1 pound. In the afternoon we had a boat trip to Tintoreras to examine the marine iguanas and lava lizards there. This trip was pretty cool and we got to see 3 baby sea lions with their parents. At the end of the walk we went snorkeling which was pretty good. The visibility was terrible so I didn't take pictures but I found another nudibranch, saw a few penguins, and a bunch of white tip reef sharks. We have class tomorrow but have sunday and monday off. Hopefully will have some good stories from Carnival for you on monday or tuesday.