Field Work on Vacation

By Rachel Weiner

This was taken from the Lagoon in Half Moon Cay, Bahamas.

During the week of September 13th my boyfriend Mark and I went on a cruise to Grand Turk and the Bahamas. Upon my departure I was asked by Professor Jessica Moore, who teaches Planet Earth, if I would mind taking sand samples from the different islands (and as many photos as I could). While I wasn’t able to bring back sand samples from all three islands, I was able to bring back a few other treasures instead.

These are different rocks that I found on the beach in Grand Turk, as well as a Conch Shell (that I found) and a real sponge (that I purchased. It is illegal to harvest them unlicensed).

These are different rocks that I found on the beach in Grand Turk, as well as a Conch Shell (that I found) and a real sponge (that I purchased. It is illegal to harvest them unlicensed).

 

Half Moon Cay is an island in the Bahamas that is owned by Carnival. It was leased to the for 99 years at a little over six million dollars.

Half Moon Cay is an island in the Bahamas that is owned by Carnival. It was leased to the U.S. for 99 years at a little over six million dollars.

 

A storm on the Atlantic Ocean.

A storm on the Atlantic Ocean.

 

A school of Yellow Snapper that were swimming around the Glass-bottom boat we were on.

A school of Yellow Snapper that were swimming around the Glass-bottom boat we were on.

 

Although, it is hard to tell this is Brain Coral. It was taken through Plexiglas, hence the blurriness of the photo.

Although, it is hard to tell this is Brain Coral. It was taken through Plexiglas, hence the blurriness of the photo.

 

A replication of an Arawak Village. The Arawak are the original natives of Half Moon Cay.

A replication of an Arawak Village. The Arawak are the original natives of Half Moon Cay.

 

This is the sole opening in to the Atlantic Ocean from the Half Moon Cay Lagoon.

This is the sole opening in to the Atlantic Ocean from the Half Moon Cay Lagoon.

 

Back in The Port of Baltimore

Back in The Port of Baltimore

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