Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Expedition Course #3: Coastal Ecology and Culture, pt. III

The sun nestles behind Koh Mook on the first night camping back on the mainland.

Our camping site, where we spent two nights on the beach nearby the mangrove forest*.

A stunning sunset on the second night of camping. Visible are also one student's sand castle and the little sand balls created by ghost crabs as they seek to separate nutrients from the sand.

Laura and Johnny kayaking into the mangrove.

A pod of kayaks in the mangroves.


* Mangrove refers to "trees and shrubs that grow in saline (brackish) coastal habitats in the tropics and subtropics" (

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