01/29/18 On Monday, we went to a reef on the west side of the island to snorkel. I did not go in the water because it was kind of chilly out. Instead, I stayed on shore and collected snails from tide pools. In the afternoon, we continued learning about mollusks then began our second … Continue reading Last Weekend Best Weekend
01/28/18 After goofing off all weekend, it was finally time to get back to work. We had lectures and labs on annelids all day. There are so many types of them and I got pretty decent at drawing the things if I do say so myself. After dinner, came the moment we had all been … Continue reading Food fixes everything
01/21/18 We have had quite a week! It is crazy how much easier it is to learn about marine invertebrates when you’re constantly observing them in their element. Even practicing naming the dead pieces of corals helps a lot for our class. On Wednesday, we visited a fossilized coral reef. It’s amazing that you … Continue reading Inverts >> green beans
01/14/18 So we finally had a chance to enjoy the beach, and it's so gorgeous here!! https://www.flickr.com/photos/158040648@N06/39360054385/in/album-72157692631899904/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/158040648@N06/25386910407/in/album-72157692631899904/ We are on a day off today because it's the weekend. Despite the ugly weather (lots and lots of rain), we still have managed to keep busy. We have been snorkeling to collect specimen for the Porifera … Continue reading Gustav, the human encyclopedia
Day 1 01/10/18 Morning: Just a few more hours until I am officially in paradise aka San Salvador, Bahamas for an entire month! I am on the way there for the first of the three immersion courses. The trip over has been interesting so far. The man I sat next to from Miami to Nassau … Continue reading Officially made it!
01/08/18 Hello everyone! My bags are packed and I cannot wait to start my journey to the Bahamas tomorrow to represent the gators and finally do some field research. Since we have not left for the trip yet, I will give a little info on myself for the people who will be following my travels. … Continue reading I’m ready!
Jordan Maun is a University of Florida student studying abroad during Spring and Summer 2018 in Cuba, Akumal, Mexico, and The Bahamas. To learn more about Jordan's programs, click here: UF in Cuba - Tropical Marine & Island Ecology, UF in Akumal - Marine Ecology, UF in the Bahamas - Invertebrate Biodiversity on Coral Reefs. What is … Continue reading Jordan: Spring and Summer in Cuba, Mexico, and The Bahamas