Category Archives: Wales

Cwm Idwal: A Journey through Geological Time

Written by Daniel Rowen, William and Mary Class of 2014 Today, we head into the mountains for a look into Wales’ past. Cwm Idwal is a valley in the larger Snowdonia National Park that has given key insight into the … Continue reading

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Red Wharf Bay

Rather than trawling through the waters of Red Wharf Bay as we did yesterday aboard The Prince Madog, today we were there on the ground level hunting for fossils. The Bay lies in the center of a large transform fault … Continue reading

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All Hail the Prince Madog

Written by Stephanie Kane, WM class of 2012   The weather was daunting when we left in the early morning for our next excursion, particularly because we were planning on a full day research cruise aboard the the Prince Madog. … Continue reading

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Foiled Again

If you recall some of our first posts, you may remember a few whines and complaints about 25 hour trips to Wales etc… Well, it turns out that the airports have done it again, and some of the members of … Continue reading

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1126 Steps

Written by Domi Paxton, WM Class of 2013 After counting dog whelks, picking up marsh plants, and going over tidal zones, today we finally explored what I’m passionate about: Rocks! As a geology major, I was pleasantly surprised by all … Continue reading

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Tide pools and Tea

Written by Laila Rosenthal, WM Undergrad We began our day working on identifying previously collected organisms in the lab at the School of Ocean Sciences.  Our species list is continuously growing; we have identified around 50 species, many of which … Continue reading

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Written by Shenendoah Raycroft, WM undergrad Our day began at the Ocean Sciences lab in Menai Bridge, identifying the organisms we found yesterday at Shell Island. The weather was typically Welsh—heavy rain—and not conducive to field work. To pass the … Continue reading

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The Tidal Zone

Post written by Gar Secrist M.S. candidate; Advisors: Mark Luckenbach and Iris Anderson The fourth day of our adventure in Wales found us on Shell Island, a popular camping destination during the United Kingdom’s summer holidays. But we weren’t coming … Continue reading

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Castles & Cockles

Written by Danny Kaufman VIMS M.S. Candidate;Advisor: Marjorie A.M. Friedrichs Welcome back to our continuing exploration of Gogledd Cymru! (North Wales) Day three was our first morning with a “normal schedule.”  We managed an 8:30 start and made our way … Continue reading

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Over the [Telford] Bridge and Through the Dunes, to Newborough Beach We Go!

Written By Nola Liu, William and Mary, Class of 2014 Despite our traveling difficulties, we were all very excited to finally arrive at Bangor University. Hours of waiting and jet-lag exhaustion behind us, today was a fresh start to our … Continue reading

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