Our first week of class was a lot of fun. We got a chance to explore the diverse ecosystems present on Moorea, from whale watching and swimming with sharks to climbing Moorea’s dramatic peaks.
class picture at the Belvédère
me doing some preliminary sampling at Temae Public Beach
crown of thorns
black tip reef shark
pink whiptail ray
a trip to one of Mo’orea’s motus
translated a beautiful and surprising background story of this church for my class after talking to our bus driver
mangroves near Happiti
this little partula snail was declared extinct and is now making a comeback on the island of Mo’orea
rare tropical fern
some beautiful lichen
the pineapple fried rice meal my food group cooked our first night!