Today, like all days on heron, started early. Ate breaky, got changed into swim gear, and finally got to go to the outer reef. We have been in the water for days now and are quickly becoming more competent in one of the most important skills in conducting marine field research. First you need to know to swim, then you get to learn how to manage all that gear (wet suits, fins, mask, snorkel, go pro, survey line, dive weights, stakes, and even boats). Today we spent refining our free-diving and snorkeling techniques as we tried to track down mega fauna and live down in their environment (however short it may be)! To be perfectly honest, I was excited to come on this trip to see all the wildlife. However being able to work on my personal development, strengthen weaknesses, and develop entirely new skills has reaffirmed a lifelong commitment to trying new things, you never know what you might be missing out on!