Grad At Equator
Wright's Galapagos "Class"
CHS Grad Studying Nature First Hand
University Of Miami Senior's
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|Emily's trip to the
Galapagos Islands included a few days on the mainland of South America
in Equador. While we were fighting a sleet storm in Collinsville she was
sweating at the equator.-- Ted (Dad)
lions were great fun to play and swim with.
tip sharks sleeping on the bottom.
huge manta rays swam by during Emily's dive at the Galapagos Islands ... one
with a wing span of about 15 feet.
octopus with a fish swimming over it's eye.
said this was the biggest school of fish she had ever seen. They would totally
wrap around her and almost block out the light and the other divers.
was Emily's favorite tortoise at the Darwin Research Center on the Galapagos
really are birds called blue footed boobies.
was able to feed finches out of her hand at a lady's house where they are fed
daily. These birds are descendants of the birds Charles Darwin studied while
he was working on his theory of evolution there.
iguana with Sally Light-foot crabs.
on the "wall of tears" built by prisioners at a former penal colony.
(a marine biology major) and her University of Miami classmates on the Galapagos
walking the beach.
on top of Volcano Chica.
included a map for those (like me) that had no idea where these islands were.
I did learm just a bit in conversations with Emily as she had to read two books
on the islands and their ecology while she was in Collinsville briefly in December.
Thank you to all those who ask how daughter Emily is doing and say they look
forward to her photos. She is now back in Coral Gables (Florida) for "normal"
classes. -- Ted Wright