Committed (adjective):

Feeling dedication and loyalty to a cause, activity, or job; wholeheartedly dedicated.

Ocean. Project. Sleep. Repeat.

As of today, I have lived on the island for three weeks, busily working on my projects and helping others. I am studying herbivorous fish and the algae they consume. I am working on two different projects, one focuses on macroalgae and the second focuses on turf algae. 

For both field experiments, the group and I made over 100 small cages (half without lids) and placed them underwater to study growth and consumption rates of algae.

We only have one more week to work in the field before we return to the states. I wake up before 7 a.m, work in and out of the water until 5/6 p.m every day, and no longer can tell the difference between a weekday or the weekend.

One of the best things about this experience is my love for the ocean grows more and more every day. I've read about life in the sea from class or textbooks, but seeing it in person is something I cherish. 

Please enjoy a few photos of my work and the beautiful people I have met on the island. 

"Anyone can dabble, but once you've made that commitment, your blood has that particular thing in it, and it's very hard for people to stop you.”