Sierra 1 Trip Update Day 8 – Ainsley, Student
The morning began with a breakfast of cinnamon raisin English muffins and cheesy eggs for breakfast. Shortly after, the dive boat arrived and we headed off to Cows Mouth for a fun dive and REEF Survey dive, followed by a lesson on coral and cnidarians and a coral survey snorkel shortly after. We came back to the boat, showered, had dinner and then got ready for bed. Today the crew did a great job of cooking lasagna together. In addition, the quote for the day was “Snorkel Fork”, which is a contraption made with a BBQ fork that we use to hunt and kill invasive lionfish when we go snorkeling. One memorable moment today was on the SCUBA dive at Cows Mouth when our dive instructors found a lionfish and went back to kill it with a spear gun. Overall, it was a very exciting day full of water activity!