Archive for June, 2012

 

BABIES EVERYWHERE!

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Shout out to DLNR for supplying the Bio 403 class with a thousand baby sea urchins (Tripnuestes gratilla) to deploy at Reef 44! I know what you’re probably thinking right now, “He’s exaggerating.” NOPE. We spent the morning oh so carefully placing a thousand baby sea urchins next to patches of Eucheuma and Kappaphycusseaweed so they could get their nom on. […]

Stuck on Island…

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Today we woke up with expectations of going out into Kaneohe Bay to explore a couple more reefs before getting our research fully underway, but we all came to the conclusion that our proposals and research projects needed a little more work before we were ready to fully begin our expeditions.  So, rather than going […]

A successful field day

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Today was a successful day, no one got stung by Jelly Fish, YAY!!! We finally came across 3 Montipora dilatatacolonies at Reef 44 after two unsuccessful attempts. The first time at Reef 44, we were unable to find M. dilatata but we did see a plethora of rambunctious Green Sea Turtles.  We then traveled to the sandbar and […]

First day in the field….

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Hi our names are Ty Shitanaka and Mireielle Steck! We are currently taking a Biology 403 class on Coconut Island. So far, we’ve mostly been exploring Kaneohe Bay and trying to think about what research to perform with our two species of concern Lingula reevii and Montipora dilatata. In the morning we did an exercise […]

BIOL 403 @ UH Manoa Another year on Coconut Island

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The University of Hawai’i at Manoa proves to be yet again a source of smart and talented undergraduates as the Biology 403 Field Problems in Marine Biology course returns to its home on Coconut Island for the month of June 2012! Today, ten undergraduates began their quest to study two NOAA species of concern as […]

Getting ready….

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Welcome to our Biology 403 class blog. My name is Anuschka Faucci and I am a Marine Biologist working for the Biology Department at UH as an education specialist and instructor. I’ll be helping with this course taught by Cindy Hunter and Lisa Wedding and am responsible for the organisation and coordination. Yesterday we had […]