Welcome to the Florida Keys and the 2013 Marine Biology Class!


Scheduled Events for Today:

(8:00)   Breakfast

(9:30)   Organizational seminar – mandatory attendance for EVERYONE

(a.m.)   Snorkeling practice

(a.m.)   General setup of equipment

11:00   Snorkeling in the Grass & Mud flats – Bouganvillea, Treehouse groups

12:00   Snorkeling in the Grass & Mud flats – GC, 128B groups

1:00     Snorkeling in the Grass & Mud flats – Turtle Nest (136A&B), Seagrape groups

(p.m.)   Fieldwork, bookwork

(3:30)   Depart for Key West

(9:00)   Return from Key West

(p.m.)   Bookwork, R & R, Nocturnal collecting




  1. This will take place right outside the motel.  Gather close to the dock.
  2. Arrive on time or early!
  3. You will need to be in your bathing suit.
  4. We will bring snorkel gear from the GC facility for your use.
  5. You should look over the Habitat Profile page in your workbook ahead of time so that you know what you are looking for.
  6. Several groups will need to adjust their lunch schedule to accommodate this excursion.



Keeping Pace with Your Work:

  • Students who did not complete the assigned work in Goshen should finish that today.  This includes the Porifera and Cnidaria worksheets and one ecological profile.  You should also start the Habitat Profile for the Grass and Mud Flats.



Chaperone reminders:

  • Photographers:  Calla Gillins, Linea Richards, Ally Uhey, Angela Studebaker, PJ Wolf, Amy Patrick, Dottie Kauffmann, Chad Weaver, Ashley Smucker
  • SPV shuttle to GC for breakfast:  Chad Weaver
  • Snorkel practice:  Holsopple, Cooper
  • Night duty:  Borger, Nafziger