Tuesday, July 31, 2012

MSI Update – Final Update for Session 1, 2012

The interns had a fantastic final week of MSI’s first session.  On Tuesday morning the group visited Rachel Parsons to learn about microbes.  In the afternoon, part of the group went to Natural Arches to collect algae, while the other part of the group went to Whalebone Bay to complete the navigation dive requirement for PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification.  When students returned, they classified the algae they found at Natural Arches and made herbariums.  The interns completed this task with assistance from Thea Popolizio, an algae expert from the Bermuda Aquarium.

On Wednesday MSI traveled with Waterstart to Dockyard, where the group visited the Nation Museum of Bermuda to learn about artifact restoration for items recovered from the Warwick wreck.  On Thursday, the group participated in fish follows.  The group spent time at Watch Hill counting parrotfish and observing their behavior.  The week culminated with an excellent Friday dive at the Hermes wreck.  Check out this video clip of our interns exploring the Hermes. 

Our interns did an amazing job during this first session we wish them the best of luck with their future endeavors as marine explorers and biologists.  

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