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Join the students from the University of Exeter's Penryn Campus in Cornwall on their field studies around the globe.

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Field Course South Africa crew of 2017 🌍 Reminiscing over being back whilst we are all drowning in many a deadline and dissertation! 🌊 πŸ“· @rawfleming 🐘 #southafrica #fieldcoursefortnight #southafrica #sun #beach #uoe #exeteruniversity
BAHAMAS BITE-SIZED: #1  Free Diving with Sharks 🦈The top moment of the trip is undoubtedly snorkelling and free #diving with groups of #Caribbean reef and blacktip #sharks 🦈 Witnessing their grace and tranquility underwater was enough to put and previous fear behind any student. πŸ‡§πŸ‡Έ#FieldBahamas
BAHAMAS BITE SIZED: #2 Turtle Rodeo 🐒All teams partook in a #turtle based activity. Two groups dived into the world of turtle rodeo. Turtles were caught by students who pursued them using their masks,
snorkels and fins in a relay technique. Turtles were then measured and #tagged for long term #population studies. πŸ‡§πŸ‡Έ#FieldBahamas
BAHAMAS BITE SIZE: #3 Shark Long Lining: Students were lucky enough to gain experience with experimental long lining for shark species. Groups caught a variety of sharks including #Caribbean reef sharks and blacktip sharks. Measurements were taken and #sharks were tagged for #tracking purposes. Here two students attempt to cut up the bait for the longline πŸ’ͺ🏼🐟#FieldBahamas
BAHAMAS BITE-SIZED: #4 Sharks in The Marina 🦈Following an afternoon of statistics students headed off campus following rumours of #sharks in the #marina. Within the space of an hour the crowd of students were treated to 4 nurse sharks, 2 bull sharks, a small blacktip shark and Remora! #FieldBahamas
BAHAMAS BITSSIZED: #5 Beach, Bonfire, BBQ πŸ”₯On the final night of #FieldBahamas the groups headed to #sunset #beach for a group bonfire and barbecue. Sunset beach loved up to its name wth this spectacular display of red and orange. With burgers, beer and brownies in our bellies we sang around the fire and reflected on the phenomenal trip we'd had πŸ‡§πŸ‡Έ
BAHAMAS BITESIZED: #6 CEI
Part of what made the trip so spectacular was where we stayed for our duration ! The institute uses innovative techniques to maintain its high level of self #sustainability which as conservation and zoology students was particularly apt. We were treated to great food each day and friendly faces across the campus. Thank you @ceibahamas for having us πŸ‡§πŸ‡Έ#FieldBahamas
BAHAMAS BITE SIZED: #7 Day off β˜€οΈWho doesn't love a day off? During the day we ventured up to the glass window where the #Atlantic meets the #Caribbean  and also visited the Queens baths (above) where we lounged in the #rockpools basking in the sun. One of the highlights of the day was the mysterious mixtape 'sarah' found on one of the minibuses, which provided much entertainment as heavy rains encroached on the day πŸ’Ώ#FieldBahamas
Another #FieldBahamas blog post is now live! Click the link in our bio to head on over and read @mrkaijai 's explanation of what we got up to in the last three days of our time in the #Bahamas πŸ‡§πŸ‡ΈWe experienced hands on #marine research with #reefs , #sharks and #turtles 🐠🦈🐒 .
Photo credit: @harrietallen15
BAHAMAS BITE-SIZED: #8 Rays for Days πŸ‡§πŸ‡Έ Four #Ray species were observed during #FieldBahamas . Nobody left the field course without seeing a ray! Whether it was herding a Caribbean whiptail like team #coral got or swimming with spotted eagle rays in the marina! Rays were truly appreciated during our time, many thanks to @bahamas_stingray_research for all the info! #FieldBahamas
The #fieldcoursefortnight celebration at campus might be tomorrow night but that doesn't mean we're going to stop celebrating the amazing things we saw on #fieldsafrica , like this hungry caracal! 🌍 πŸ“·: @jasmineluxon96 🐱 #caracal #cat #felid #predator #zoology #conservation #ecology #behaviour #southafrica #africa #uoe #biosciences #universityofexeter #animal #wildlife #nature
BAHAMAS BITE-SIZED: #9 
Continuing our countdown with Geocaching to 'Fourth Hole' beach 🌊An afternoon activity early on in the #fieldcourse letting us get familiar with the area and leading us to this beautiful #beach. A pocket of #paradise in otherwise windy conditions β˜€οΈ#FieldBahamas