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Bermuda

1908

In 1908, Mark Twain visited Bermuda’s Crystal Caves.

Today we went out on the Henry Stomble and visited the North Rock coral sight. We saw a wide variety of fish, like the Black Grouper, Barracuda, and numerous different Parrotfish. Then we came back to BIOS and dissected a Lionfish that we speared. It was very interesting. My friends and I  later went fishing off the dock and caught a Lizard Fish. Then we went to a lecture on Plankton and learned a lot. They do a lot more than I thought. They photosynthesize and create 50% of the oxygen you breathe. Then we caught plankton in the towing net and observed how they move and interact with each other.     Did you know that Lizard Fish only eat live fish?  They have dozens of razor…
  HELLO, THERE! I’m 4/C Chenil Perez De Jesus and my first name is Chenil like the Chanel bags, but not really! I am originally from Bayamon, Puerto Rico but now I live in Taunton, Massachusetts.  So far I love this trip, it is the closest I have felt to home in a while. Everyone is so welcoming and nice - that “island life”. For me this has definitely been the most amazing learning experience. Once we got to sit down in the pink sand beach and talk about marine dunes.  Just learning in that type of environment makes you want to learn more. Today, Kyla talked to us about plastics in the ocean and how ocean currents (called gyres) contribute a lot to how trash ends up on Bermuda’s…
Hello from Bermuda! My name is Ariel Damery and today is our 5th day here on this beautiful island. This is my first time out of the United States which I thought was going to be scary but it has been one of the best experiences of my life! Today, we started our day with a lecture at BIOS about the different species of fish we will be seeing on our snorkeling adventure. This lecture was extremely enlightening because we will be using this information in real life and will be able to apply it in the ocean.  We visited the famous Coopers Island today! It had beautiful white sand beaches and was once home base to some NASA scientists. How cool is that! We also planted native trees to help…
  In Bermuda, the wind is still cranking hard. Today, we had two activities planned for us; the first being a reef fish identification lecture with Kaitlin and the second being a trip to Cooper’s Island on the east side of Bermuda with Kyla. The fish identification lab was very similar to yesterday’s coral identification lab where the students learned different tips and tricks to understanding Bermuda’s diverse reef species. For example, there are many different species of parrotfish that have similar coloring that can be hard to identify at first glance. Kaitlin broke the cohorts up into different teams to battle each other in a game of fish-identification jeopardy! Cooper’s Island…
  Hello Everyone! My name is Blythe Stephenson, a 4/C cadet from West Greenwich, Rhode Island! Today we took a trip to the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, & Zoo where we got a behind the scenes tour to meet some of the animals. One of my favorite parts of the day was being able to see a baby sea turtle that they are caring for. Although I've had close interactions with sea turtles before, I have never seen a baby until today. It amazed me how small they really are in real life, the one we saw today was about the size of a chicken tender. Although we weren't able to touch him, it was so unbelievably amazing to be so close to one. We also saw four adult sea turtles. Unlike the baby,…
  Ahoy, everybody! My name is 1/C Nolan Bradley.  I am one of the 1/C MSSEP Training Rates on this Experiential Learning trip. I am from Upton, Massachusetts.  I attended Nipmuc Regional High School before coming to Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Today in Bermuda, I woke up for another amazing breakfast cooked by BIOS’s very own chef Mukesh.  Then Cohort A attended a morning lecture with Kaitlin, who works for BIOS, about coral reefs and the different types of corals there are. Myself and 1/C Megan Laurie listened to the lecture and watched as the 4/C cadets identified different unknown coral structures. This was a very helpful lecture because we will be snorkeling and different…
Wish you could walk along one of Bermuda’s pink sand beaches and stick your toes in the ocean?  Click on the video below and you’ll feel as if you are walking along the beach with the cadets. Would you like to learn more about the science behind Bermuda’s beautiful pink sand?  Click on the link below. Our Unique Pink Sand   http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20120301/FEATURES02/703019903          
Cadet majoring in Marine Safety Science & Environmental Protection will be spending the next ten days at Bermuda Institute Of Ocean Sciences, located in Ferry Reach, St. George's Bermuda.   Watch this six-minute video to get to know this non-profit marine science and education institute.  
Today is our third day in paradise. Bermuda is such a beautiful island. It still blows me away how crystal clear the water is, it looks like blue Powerade! My roommate and I woke up late because we were up talking till 3:00 AM last night, so we hurried down to breakfast and scarfed down our meals. We threw together a few quick sandwiches for lunch and hopped on the bus to head down to the other side of the island to go to the National Museum Of Bermuda. n total it took us about an hour, give or take a few minutes to get to the museum. The museum was really interesting, not because of the information and artifacts that it holds, but because it was actually located inside of an old…
Cadets majoring in Marine Safety Science & Environmental Protection had an exciting time exploring the National Museum Of Bermuda.  Click on the link to take a tour of the museum grounds.  You’ll feel like you are walking right beside the cadets. Still curious?  The link below will take you to the National Museum of Bermuda website.  https://nmb.bm/visit/ Click on Artifacts From The Sea to learn about eleven special treasures from the sea that the cadets saw on their visit. https://nmb.bm/explore/artifacts-from-the-sea/ Click on the link below to learn about the museum's exhibits?  Which exhibit would you like to first? https://nmb.bm/explore/exhibits/ Azores &…