Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Belize Expedition: Walter's Wrap-Up

We’re wrapping up here on Carrie Bow—packing, cleaning, organizing and making lists of items stored.

All-island group shot: 
Top: Randi, Zach, Walter, Martha, Pete, and Scott. 
Bottom: Jay, Greg, and Joanne.

This past week was an experience I will remember for a very long time. I am so grateful to Randi Rotjan and Pete Gawne—my colleagues at the New England Aquarium—who were so thoughtful to invite me. We worked very hard and I am proud of my contributions helping to establish benchmarks of this reef’s coral and animal health that will be monitored and studied for decades to come.

I will miss Carrie Bow. It’s a beautiful place. In one sense I’m sorry to leave but I look forward to seeing my family, my friends, my co-workers and returning to my real job!

I return with a deeper appreciation of our oceans and the impact it has on our lives, but also for those scientists and researchers that have devoted their lives trying to answer questions that will preserve and improve our oceans. I’m envious of their curiosity. I thank all of them so much.

I’m out of here ---- see you soon on Central Wharf!


P.S. Please stay tuned for more updates from Randi and Pete over the next few days.

1 comment:

  1. It was great to follow all the activity on this trip! Thanks for blogging everyone!