Biologist’s Log

Celebrating 10 Years of FATHOMS Marine Science Camps

January 13th, 2021 by Seatrek Staff | No Comments

In 2011, after five years in the making, the maiden voyage of SeaTrek FATHOMS set sail. Now entering the summer of 2021, we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of our FATHOMS voyage – Focused Adventure Through Hands-On Marine Science. Time flies when you’re having fun! To commemorate the program that sparked the fire for many […]

Kaitlin’s “Sharky” Adventure

December 7th, 2020 by Seatrek Staff |

Hi everyone, my name is Kaitlin and I am the incoming Lead Biologist for SeaTrek 2021! come from the land-locked state of Colorado, over a thousand miles away from the ocean, and always am asked: What got me interested in marine science? It started in my elementary school, where I poured over the small selection […]

Anna’s Academic Adventure

November 11th, 2020 by Seatrek Staff |

“Oh, you’re a marine scientist? I would love to play with dolphins all day!” My honest response to that might be confusing: “Yeah, I would love that, too!” As a marine scientist, I don’t get to play with dolphins all day. (I know dolphin scientists who also don’t play with dolphins all day.) I’m Anna […]

Living sustainably

April 22nd, 2020 by Seatrek Staff |

We’ve all seen the surge of “sustainable” products: metal straws, bamboo toothbrushes, reusable grocery bags – but how and why would we commit to a sustainable life? What is sustainability? You could google it or ask people who model it in their lifestyle, but you’ll find a standard definition: it’s the idea that by controlling […]

Coral Reef Ecology 101

May 30th, 2017 by Ally Marter |

This Island Times blog was contributed by Ally Marter, a Lead member of our SeaTrek BVI marine biology team.  Ally has been with SeaTrek for 4 years as a student, ShIP intern, and now as our Lead Biologist. She’s also a SeaTrek/NAUI Divemaster!   With a post card-perfect image such as this one (taken on […]

Not Goodbye, but See Ya Later!

July 21st, 2016 by Seatrek Staff |

Day 20 / July 5 – Today The FATHOMS students will pack their bags and meet up with the other program students for a fun night of socializing over pizza and a movie.  But before that it was time for one last dive all together at a site called “The Barracks.” I want to send my […]

Finishing FATHOMS Strong

July 21st, 2016 by Seatrek Staff |

Day 19 / July 4 – Well, it’s officially our last full day out on the water….and we started it off right with a student-led dive at the Indians near Norman Island. The students loved it and looked forward to a second dive after lunch. After the dives we did some more sailing. The staff are […]

Boat Life and Bubbly Pool

July 21st, 2016 by Seatrek Staff |

Day 18 / July 3 – Today we enjoyed some time sailing and just hanging out on our floating home, Outta Space. Then we spent some time working on our marine science project outlines and preparing for our course exam, which would be administered after dinner. We headed back to Jost Van Dyke for some recreation time […]

Adventure All Around

July 21st, 2016 by Seatrek Staff |

Day 17 / July 2 – Today we were up bright and early to get underway and dive one of the Caribbean’s very best wreck dives, the stern section of the R.M.S. Rhone. The site is also important because it helped to establish sport diving in the BVI.  It was also declared the Virgin Islands’ […]

More Wreck Diving and Marine Science Careers

July 21st, 2016 by Seatrek Staff |

Day 16 / July 1 – We woke up in Leverick Bay, topped off the water tanks and headed to Wreck Alley between Cooper and Salt Islands. We dove the Inganess wreck. As part of their Heritage Awareness Specialty course, students were given a few short tasks, including a sketch/description of the site, to complete […]

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