Bates Biology Department Blog

Welcome to the Biology Department’s Blog!

This blog is open to contributions from faculty, staff, and biology majors. Submissions should be sent to Greg Anderson ( Please limit photo submissions to a maximum of two per post.

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Day 10: The wonders of Los Tunules

A day of rain, sun, snorkeling, science, and adventure! We arrived at...

By Emilie Geissinger '14 on May 9, 2014

Day 9: Tortoises, snorkeling and body surfing!

Trip to the Tortoise Breeding Center and an afternoon of body surfing!...

By Lindsay Dezi '15 on May 9, 2014

Day 8: Tour-tuga

We began our overcast Wednesday with a harried chiva ride to the...

By Larissa Williams on May 7, 2014

Day 7: The wall of tears (and sweat)

Today started off bright and early with breakfast in our homestays followed...

By Rebecca Leloudis '16 on May 6, 2014

Day 6: Waves, and waves of data

Today we analyzed our marine iguana data and went out for a...

By Hannah Loeb '16 on May 5, 2014

Day 5: Marine iguanas of Tintoreras

Today, our species of interest was the marine iguana, Amblyrhnchus cristatis. This...

By Camilla Nivison '14 on May 4, 2014

Day 4: Beach day!

Today began bright and early with breakfast with our host families. We...

By Symmantha Page '15 on May 3, 2014

Day 3: Puerto Villamil and IOI!

Today we made the trip from Santa Cruz to Isabela, where we...

By Bryant Perkins '16 on May 2, 2014

Day 2: Geology of Bartolomé and snorkeling at Sullivan Bay

Today’s adventures included observing the geological makeup of the island of Bartolomé,...

By Kristen Barry '15 on May 2, 2014

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...

By Jake Henderson '16 on May 1, 2014