Archive for May, 2018

 

DAY 15: FUEL’S GOLD

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The day started off with a stats sesh, as Dr. Bahr and Dr. Hunter enlightened us on the use of statistical analyses for our projects. Blue team had a great time. You know, we were running on fumes – literally – for the boat. We stopped by Heeia Pier to refuel the Hinalea. Red team […]

Day 14: Field Surveys SpongeBob Edition

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Today, after our morning meeting, Blue and Green team joined forces for the first time and shared a boat to do field surveys. Together we drove out to collect water quality data and to survey reef 42 (after picking up fuel for the boat)! The water was surprisingly deep and we were able to swim […]

DAY 13: GREATEST HOLIDAY EVER

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Greatest Memorial Day ever. While everyone got to sleep in today, we – the magnificent students – woke up early to attend an awesome talk by Emily Sesno on collector urchins. She was interested in looking at sea urchins as a model organism and seeing the effects of climate change and ocean acidification on Tripneustes […]

Day 12: New Day, New Surveys

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Bri and Lauren from the purple team here! Today everyone was relieved to finally change surveying methods after dealing with a plethora of issues the past week. The purple team got to try out timed swim surveys on reefs 24 and 26. It was kind of like exploring all over again! We were lucky enough […]

Day 11: Another Long Day of Research

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Today was our last day perfecting our survey method before we switch to a new method. The Red Mantas braved the rough waters today and surveyed reefs 33 and 38.  Luckily we did not have large swells today but the water felt much colder than the past couples of day.  This was probably due to […]

DAY 10: DEATH BY COCONUT

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  Today on Coconut Island….   The act of SCIENCE heats up as our groups master the techniques we have been practicing all week. After having four highly skilled teams work on different aspects of coral reef surveys – benthic surveys, timed swims, adaptive clustering, and water quality – our groups began to cement their […]

DAY 9: CAKE BY THE OCEAN

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After an early start and a brief run-through of our tasks of the day, each team set out for the boats, eager to get into the water.   The Blue team continued to survey the water quality, using the YSI probe, throughout Kane’ohe Bay. Everyone in the team got to practice using various techniques with the […]

DAY 8: THE SHOCKER

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Aloha mai kākou, its Kevyn and Baylee here to update you on our latest adventures on Moku o Loʻe. Our morning began with a quick briefing on today’s events and we wasted no time getting out onto the water to collect data. The water was chilly but the sun was out and kept us warm while we […]

Day 7: Sea Hares, Sea Cucumbers, and Sharks oh my!

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After an eventful rest day where we sadly found a dead turtle near sandy beach on island and had to complete our teams’ project proposals, we came back to class Monday morning to review each team’s assigned methods data collection (timed swim-red, adaptive cluster sampling-purple, benthic surveying-green, and water quality-blue).  After fine-tuning our planned data […]

DAY 5: Fundamentals of Fungia

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This morning we woke up to beautiful weather, strong winds, and a replenished stock of breakfast foods- thanks to Becca! After breakfast we had a skype GIS lesson with Dr. Wedding, where she gave us a tour of some of the map data that is available to us. Following our lecture, we had a very […]