Archive for February, 2013

 

Rivers and lakes under the ocean?

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Acres of tube-worms swaying in the “breeze” along the shoreline? Such is the reality for the brine pools under the Gulf of Mexico and in Antarctica. Brine pools have a salinity that is three to five times greater than the surrounding ocean, and occur from either the accruement of salt from salt tectonics (large salt […]

Training a little fish named Kujo…

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At the Waikiki Aquarium I was hired on by the Disease and Quarantine Specialist, my background was and still is anchored in the world of fishes. Under my former boss Wendy Lee, I learned how to give seahorses injections, how to care for some of the rarest specimens in the world like the peppermint angelfish […]

Spearfishing in Murky Waters!!

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Four years ago, I went spearfishing with my brother on the south shore of Oahu.  We were diving about 3/4 of a mile offshore and about 15-20 feet deep.  The water was so calm and glassy in the morning, but around noon the water began to get a little rough and the wave action started […]

My first real taste of scientific research

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If you were asked to imagine what a scientist looked like, what image comes to mind? For me it was always a person dressed in a white lab coat peering through a microscope, and after six months of work, I was finally able to make this image my reality. Microscopy is perhaps the most tedious […]