Sunday

Today we traveled to the north end of the island and explored the tide pools in search of inter-tidal invertebrates.  In teams, we collected as many varieties as we could.  The winning team found six different phyla.  The most interesting finds were a nudibranch named Slimy Doris and mantis shrimp, which David positively identified as such when it punched him in a characteristic way.  After a much deserved lunch on the beach, we enjoyed the view from Morgan’s bluff, at 35 feet the highest point on the island, and then swam in Uncle Charlie’s Blue Hole.  Check out the underwater photos in the gallery.  After dinner and a rousing game of volleyball, the group had a class in choral formations, in preparation for our trip to snorkel on the reef.  Now they are back to volleyball, this time in the dark.