Archive for July, 2017


Day 12: The 12th Day

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Hello. This is Alex. Today Team Yellow checked out the south bay. Unlike the northern area of Kane’ohe Bay which is spotted with many patch reefs, the southern side is characterized by its fringing reefs. As we expected, we saw a lot of deteriorated reef. We have also found that the water turbidity is much […]

Day 11: Frolicking with coral

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Good Morning everyone, Rhianna here. Team Mystic/ Blue daba dee has been killin’ it this week, as has everyone else. We all are working hard in and out of the field, well at least when we’re not falling over laughing! Anyways, It was a little rough out there today on reef 50 way up North […]

Day 10: Only Tide Will Tell

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Hey everyone! Its Karissa. Today Team Yellow (Sierra, Jessenia, Alex and myself) went out to reefs 34 and 26 to do more data collection on the number of coral and algae covering the reefs. So far everything has been going well with a few minor bumps here and there. We are all working toward our […]

Day 9: Hoe Hoe Hoe!

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Our first day taking the reigns! You heard it first, reporting from Miranda:   The day started with a BEAUTIFUL sunrise, submitting our proposals and preparation for going out on our assigned boats to begin our research projects. Team Red Seas and Team Green paired up on the MOP boat with Captain Alexa to direct […]

Day 8: Scar wounds

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Hello everyone, Chiyoko here! Hope all is well at home. I am in a team with Miranda and Jordyn and lately, we’ve been calling ourselves the red seas. Our team is the only 3 man team and today our group was a little shorter as Jordyn got bit by a centipede (oh no!). Yesterday, I […]

Day 7: Field Problems

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Hi its Jessenia! Today was everyones first day of field research, we started off the day with a morning meeting in the classroom. We all discussed how each team was going to set up their projects and how they were going to collect their data. My team concluded that our research is going to focus […]

Day 6: Reef Recovery

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Hi, It’s Jazmin! I’m back. Over the past couple of days, we have been doing extensive reef exploration around Kaneohe Bay. So far we have seen the health of individual reefs, the community that surrounds them and not to mention many turtles, reef fish and an octopus. Today we gathered our observations to form hypotheses […]

Day 5: Bananas on the Boat

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Hi, it’s Jordyn here! Day 5 consisted of more reef exploration to better understand what we want to do for our projects. Because of yesterdays boating problems, we had to split into two groups, one boating in the morning, and one in the afternoon. Red (my team!) and Blue Teams were the first teams to […]

Day 4: Chasing Coral Continues

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Hi my name is Haley Chasin a Bio 403 student of 2017 Today was our first field day but without collecting data. Instead we analyzed the reefs for possible questions to answer about the site for later field work. In the morning we did more with GIS to learn about how to layer rasters which […]

Day 3: Chasin laughs and learning

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It started with a beautiful sunrise over our new homes and ended with great music and a study party on our private little island. We learned so much about the GIS which is a program that allows us to see different factors in our GPS locations using our own data! We also learned about a […]