Author Archives: Sara George

One week later…

It’s been a little over a week since I arrived back on campus at Colby from Bermuda. Even with the impeding workload of a 20-credit semester, my mind keeps wandering back to the time we spent on Bermuda.

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Last Day in Bermuda

(Which I forgot to publish amongst the rush of packing bags and preparing to leave) This morning, we revisited the aquarium for a behind-the-scenes tour. Our tour guide told us all about the many species of fish, and taught us … Continue reading

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Bermuda’s Decapods!

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I don’t want to go home!

I love Bermuda! Everything is so beautiful here, from the clear blue water to the adorable little skinks on Nonsuch Island!

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Days 5 & 6

Yesterday we rode our bikes into Hamilton and explored the streets and shops there. After we were done exploring, we ate our lunches by the water and fed the variety of birds that came to visit.

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Day 4

This morning we rode to Spittal Pond on our bikes and explored the coastline there. We found several exoskeletons from Sally Lightfoot crabs on the rocks, as well as many chitons and West indian topshells. As we walked we also … Continue reading

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Many mollusks

Chitons are polyplacophorans protected by 8 hard shell plates on their back. These plates are made of aragonite. The outer ‘girdle’ that circles around the aragonite back plates likely evolved as a means of¬†camouflage¬†from predators. It is very difficult to … Continue reading

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