ACCA: Marine and Island Ecology course Day 1
Today we got a late start to our journey. Leaving Nassau, we saw some incredible sights. Giant hotels, large houses and magnificent bridges, showed us the enormous impact human activity can have. Once we got out in the open ocean things got a little choppy. We were all still trying to find our sea legs while we caught some rays (and some of us caught some z’s). We arrived in Allen’s Cays around 7 pm and listened to a lecture from our resident geologist Kelly Jackson. She taught us how the islands were formed and about the two different types of rock: Holocene and Pleistocene. Pleistocene is older and harder than Holocene, and it will ring when you hit it. After the lecture, we hit our bunks quite quickly to rest up for our busy day tomorrow.