This Monday we went to clean our staghorn coral nursery, which was almost destroyed by diseases followed by huge hurricanes in 1970s. Every pieces of coral were so fragile yet contains tremendous vitality inside. We cleaned the algae that grow on the nursery’s structures.
After the cleaning, we practiced placing transects and collecting data underwater, which would be an important part of our projects. After lunch, we worked on our group project for a couple of hours before we heard that we could help to release baby loggerhead turtles that just hatched. This is the first time I got to see baby turtles in such close distance and I was amazed by its beauty.
It is a wonderful day today.