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Day 11: San Sal… The Final Frontier

Today’s post is by Sara Urbanski: These are the voyages of seven UNH students. Their twelve day mission: to seek out the interactions between fish and algae and to boldly go where no UNH undergrad has gone before. (Cue Star Trek intro music)…. Today is our last full day on San Salvador.   This morning […]

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Day 9: The sun will come out today

Today’s post is by Lauren Kircher: When we first arrived on the island, we had some trouble differentiating between the sound of rain and wind through the palm trees. We have since practiced this skill often enough to become very adept at it. This morning the sound we heard was the rustling of the wind […]

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Day 8: A hard rain’s a-gonna fall…

 All of the students have taken a turn with the blog.  The remaining posts will be on a volunteer basis — the first volunteer is Julie Huston: Editor’s note (5/30): new pictures have been added to yesterday’s post (Day 7) This morning started at breakfast, inside the cafeteria, pleading with Dr. Kelly and Dr. Carlile […]

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Day 7: The only easy day was yesterday

Today’s post is by Matthew Halewski: Today started out a little bumpy. After some overnight rain and more storm clouds approaching many of us did not have high hopes for the day. However after a rousing pep talk from Dr. Kelly we grabbed our gear and headed for Fernandez bay in good old truck S. […]

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Day 6: Research Projects, Lighthouse, and Cave Adventures

Today’s post is by Sara Urbanski: This morning I woke up at 5:45 to get some studying time in before the day started. When I sat up in bed there was a really awesome bright red sunrise.    Naturally I took pictures. After breakfast, we met in the lab to go back to Dump Reef to […]

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Day 5: night snorkel and Fernandez Bay

Today’s post is by Brian Spangler: Our last blog entry ended with a bit of a cliff hanger. We were planning on doing a night snorkel and for many of us it was our first night snorkel. To sum up the feelings of everybody present the thought of getting in the water at night with […]

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Day 4: Back to the reefs

Today’s post is by Jodi Pinder: Day 4 started pretty early for the girls. We decided to get up at 6:00am to start our laundry and get ready for the day. After breakfast, we took a long bumpy truck ride to Grotto Beach on the other side of the island. We snorkeled for a long […]

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Day 3: coral and mangroves

Today’s post is by Alexis Hudson: Day three on this gorgeous island was a great one! Today was the first day we were in the field all day, not even coming back to campus for lunch. We got a new truck today since yesterday our power steering died.  Today’s truck was named Cold because Dr. […]

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Day 2: Hike to the interior

Today’s post is by Lauren Kircher: Our first full day could be termed highly successful, although we all learned to start bathing in bug spray. My current bug bite tally, as of last night, is 39. Some of us got a little sun yesterday, but today that wasn’t much of a problem. The rain this […]

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Day 1: finally in the water!

Today’s post is our first student post, brought to you by Julie Huston: Today was our first full day on San Salvador. It was also the first time Lauren and I had snorkeled. After breakfast, we got organized for our snorkeling adventure, which included making knots and loops on our clipboards for our waterproof paper. […]

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