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The 2011 Philippine Biodiversity Expedition 

April 20, 2011

First Blog Entry for the Hearst Expedition to the Philippines

The first wave of CAS researchers are leaving for the Philippines in only 4 days. Myself and a few others depart on May 7. In preparation for SCUBA diving, I have had to renew my Scientific Diving certification and satisfy CAS diving requirements. This includes a battery of medical tests, X-rays, a physical exam, refresher dives, and the DAN “Diving First Aid for Professional Divers” course  - Thanks to Elliott Jessup for holding the course here at CAS.

I am also assembling supplies for collecting, snorkeling, SCUBA, underwater photography, hiking and processing specimens.

-Simison post #1

Filed under: Academy,Philippines,Simison,Uncategorized — Brian Simison @ 4:34 pm


  1. Thanks for the update. ttyl

    Comment by Dad — April 25, 2011 @ 11:04 am

  2. Very interesting, thank you. I use to dive in the Philippines (Mindanao, Samal Island), biodiversity is so rich !

    Comment by siratus — September 20, 2011 @ 2:20 am

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