Follow Massachusetts Maritime Academy cadets as they travel the globe on Experiential Learning Programs! The adventures begin when cadets majoring in International Maritime Business visit South Africa, January 7th - 28th. Cadets majoring in Emergency Management will work with Habitat For Humanity in Eustis, Florida, January 13th - February 10th. A small group of cadets majoring in Emergency Management will be making a difference on Ile a Vache, Haiti, January 13th - January 28th. Cadets majoring in Facilities Engineering or Energy Systems Engineering will be travel throughout Costa Rica, January 27th - February 19th. From January 26th - February 17th, cadets majoring in International Maritime Business will travel to Singapore. Heading to Bermuda January 30th - February 10th will be cadets majoring in Marine Safety & Environmental Protection.
This course was absolutely incredible and the amount of organization kept the whole experience rolling. The fish were spectacular and the reefs were pristine. From what I headed from some of the upper classmen who went to Saint John and Saint Thomas this was a vastly superior trip. I can definitely say that I would go back in a heartbeat. The people of Bermuda were super welcoming and they took the time to show us the island and teach us about how it works.
Yesterday we went to Swire Pacific Offshore. In the morning, we had a presentation about the company’s history and what the pacific offshore department does. They specialize in building and operating offshore vessels. We got to visit their training facility and see their ship simulator and engine room.
This morning maritime cadets and I headed to LOC Marine and Engineering consultants. London Offshore Consultants deal with marine casualties (crashed boats).
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What a wonderful opportunity it has been for our K-12 followers to join this group of cadets majoring in Marine Safety Science & Environmental Protection on their Bermuda Winter Experience! Their passion for animals and plants - both on land and in the ocean - is unmatched! They have worked hard! Without a doubt, they have inspired each and every follower to slow do
This is a photo of the Achilles' Bay snorkeling area. We saw a rainbow for a little bit!
The art of Costa Rica is as breathtaking and as colorful as the landscape. Each day that the cadets are away, we'll introduce you to a different painting - each more captivating than the next. It will be difficult to pick a favorite.
We hope that these paintings will inspire our followers in elementary school, middle school, and high school.
- endemic fish - found only in Bermuda
- females are brown or olive
- males are dark green with a yellow underside
- males have a dark eyespot on their dorsal fin during breeding season
- most grow to be about 6cm in length, males smaller than females
- euryhaline - can live in either fresh or saltwater
- feeds on green algae, plant material, mollusks, crustaceans, and insects
- females lay one egg per day for several days in the summer
- listed as a protected species in the Bermuda Protected Species Act of 2003
Today was another beautiful day in Singapore. We headed back to MPA (Marine and Port Authority) to learn more about how the Singaporean government manages one of the busiest ports in the world.