Greenwich Time: Sacred Heart Greenwich students test their shark-repellant wetsuit in Bimini
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On the south and north islands of Bimini, every sandy, palm tree-lined road that Sacred Heart Greenwich senior Katie Miller took seemed to guide her toward crystalline blue waters.
Biminites are connected to each other the way roads connect to the sea, Miller and four of her classmates learned during a trip to the islands last week to test their prototype of a shark-repellant wetsuit.
“Everyone on this island is like family — everyone takes care of each other and watches out for one another,” Roosta, who has lived in Bimini for more than 20 years, told the students as he drove them to the lab.
Teaken Haggerty, Anna Snopkowski, Catherine Hamilton, Olivia Wise and Miller shared the story of their travels, but they could not talk about the wetsuit itself, because they are working with a lawyer on a patent. They have been developing the wetsuit since their sophomore year.
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