Archive for June, 2012

 

CRUNCH TIME

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With our papers due tomorrow and the presentations on Friday, emotions are running high. So are the fevers. As we all plow bravely onward to Friday, we have adopted different methods to deal with being sick. We have all been hard at work finalizing our reports and putting the finishing touches on our ArcGIS maps […]

NOAA ADVENTURES!!!!

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Today was a crazy but exciting day. The time had finally come for our class to present our research to two esteemed NOAA employees David Nichols and Krista Graham We started our morning at 8:30 in the NSF lab presenting our research and catching our NOAA guests up to speed on our progress. We briefed […]

Day 22

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It has been raining for days.  I cannot remember the last time we had a glimpse of the sunshine.  Despite the foul weather, we press on and continue with our fieldwork.  Today my comrades and I braved the elements in search of, a very elusive patch reef that we could use in our report as […]

BBQ success

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Yesterday was finally the day of the long awaited barbeque for family and friends of the Biology 403 class on Coconut Island! Everyone was definitely excited and hustling about to prepare for it. Ryan got the grill ready while Jeff and I wrestled coolers full of ice and juice down to the beach house. Everyone […]

on a rainy day…

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I personally was looking forward to this day because I was going to be able to perform some volunteer work around the island. Unfortunately, our time of algae cleanup got cancelled due to foul weather. Instead of sitting in the rain all day, we got to enjoy many hours in the lab learning the ropes […]

Another day in the Field…

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We set out today with one less boat, to explore a fringing reef alongside Coconut Island and retrieve the sediment traps and flow contraptions set out about a week ago for Team Spatial. To our surprise, several of the deployments were retrieved without data, leaving nothing but the brick that once supported them in the […]

Team spatial in action…

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After a series of unexplained power outages in the dorms, we woke up in a somewhat anxious state. Today was the first day for team Spatial to set out or sediment and flow apparatuses on as many reefs as we could. After construction we set out to take data on reefs 54, 44 and 43 […]

Learning Day

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In two words, today was a “learning day.”  It was Dr. Lisa Wedding’s first day teaching us and boy did she TEACH US!  After we all introduced ourselves, Lisa wasted no time getting right into today’s lecture, and time was of the essence because we had a lot to get through today.  However, it seemed […]

The Hunt for Lingula

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After a night of planning and preparing to hunt for the elusive Lingula everyone was a bit on edge; what adventures would today bring? The water was calm and everyone was anxious to get out on the water and start rummaging through the sands. The plan was simple: lay the transect, find and count the […]

An adventure

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Today we set off at 9:38 AM to start data collection for the Montipora group, but as we left the harbor, the ever-so-calm water beckoned to us….it’s playtime. The entire Kaneohe Bay was like glass so we set out to the open sea to Moku Manu (Turtle Island), which is a bird sanctuary off of the […]