Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Field Trip!

Following a hearty breakfast we took a bus ride all the way to the other side of the island to Dockyard, where we hopped off and met up with Doug Ingles, an expert on the wreck of the Warwick.

From him, we learned that although the Warwick was first thought to be a British merchant ship, after the recent discovery of many guns, canons and ammunitions during excavations this summer, Mr. Ingles’ team now believes the ship may have been a heavily armed privateer vessel in its day. We then explored some examples of concretions and methods of preserving weaponry, followed by a trip to the National Museum of Bermuda where Elena Strong showed us the new items in the Shipwreck Island exhibit.
Afterwards we headed out to Cooper’s Island where some of us did our Underwater Naturalist dive and others continued to experiment with underwater photography. Here, the fish were brightly colored and abundant. This made struggling against the powerful currents worth it. Thus concludes another fun day at BIOS. 

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