Biology Archives


May 9, 2014 8:45 pm

Day 10: The wonders of Los Tunules

A day of rain, sun, snorkeling, science, and adventure! We arrived at IOI to yet another blustering rainstorm. But do…


May 9, 2014 9:05 am

Day 9: Tortoises, snorkeling and body surfing!

Trip to the Tortoise Breeding Center and an afternoon of body surfing! Typically in New England after a rainy night,…


May 7, 2014 10:06 pm

Day 8: Tour-tuga

We began our overcast Wednesday with a harried chiva ride to the docks. Written by Symme Page ’15 and Brett…


May 6, 2014 10:07 pm

Day 7: The wall of tears (and sweat)

Today started off bright and early with breakfast in our homestays followed by trips to bike stores. Once we got…


May 5, 2014 10:40 pm

Day 6: Waves, and waves of data

Today we analyzed our marine iguana data and went out for a snorkel off the beach of Isabela. At 8am…


May 4, 2014 10:46 pm

Day 5: Marine iguanas of Tintoreras

Today, our species of interest was the marine iguana, Amblyrhnchus cristatis. This large lizard is black like the lava rocks…


May 3, 2014 11:01 pm

Day 4: Beach day!

Today began bright and early with breakfast with our host families. We all had very different meals and enjoyed comparing…


May 2, 2014 9:00 pm

Day 3: Puerto Villamil and IOI!

Today we made the trip from Santa Cruz to Isabela, where we met our host families for the first time…


May 2, 2014 8:34 pm

Day 2: Geology of Bartolomé and snorkeling at Sullivan Bay

Today’s adventures included observing the geological makeup of the island of Bartolomé, and studying the marine life while snorkeling in…


May 1, 2014 11:54 pm

Day 2: Surprising species behavior on land and sea around South Plazas Island

On our trip to Plazas Island we were able to see numerous interesting species and their unique behaviors from meeting…