Monthly Archives: May 2011

Lost Pond Field Trip

by Mengyi Jenny Sun On the last day on Guam, we took a hike to the Lost Pond. It started with a green path with beautiful black butterflies flying around the top of trees. There were not many birds here, … Continue reading

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The News from Guam

by Caitlin Contag Originally published at ScientificAmerican.com Each morning, a newspaper is slipped underneath our door. This morning, the front page of the Pacific Daily News read “Fishermen oppose reef bill.” The paper is referring to a bill that penalizes … Continue reading

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Contrasting Reef Ecosystems in Guam

by Mareika Vandeveer and Justin Bogda Originally published at ScientificAmerican.com On Tuesday we had our first dive in Micronesia on Double Reef, an extraordinary world flourishing with marine life. This pristine dive site is seemingly untouched; we reached it by … Continue reading

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I Can See Clearly Now…

by Kelsey Lewis “This must be what swimming through milk is like.” This thought occurred to me more than once while diving on Catalina Island. The visibility at our dive location, Big Fishman’s Cove, was far from optimal — usually … Continue reading

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Snorkeling in Tumon Bay Guam

by Raquel Rodriguez Today is the second full day we have on this beautiful island of Guam. Being the daughter of a flight attendant, you’d think I’ve seen it all. But I’ve never had the opportunity to travel this far … Continue reading

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Some History Should Not Repeat Itself

by Wendy Whitcombe Originally published at ScientificAmerican.com When I applied for this course – Integrated Ecosystem Management in Micronesia – I had no idea about the history that I would literally be diving into. Before my classmates and I left … Continue reading

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Surveying Coral Reefs

by Michele Felberg Stepping off the plane in the airport in Guam, I was greeted with a familiar humidity. I felt just as if I had come home to Houston. But my first two dives proved that Guam is a … Continue reading

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