Archive for May, 2019

 

Day 6: Turtle Topics and Sandbar Scrubbing!

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Even though it is the weekend, the work never stops. After a late night of brainstorming turtle topics, we starting to realize how frustrating it is to study mobile creatures rather than sessile organisms. After packing lunches and making breakfast, we all meet in the classroom, hoping our advisors would guide us in the right […]

Day 5: Sandbars and Studies

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We all started our day by waking up early around 7:30 and dragging ourselves out of bed for 3 hours of GIS work starting at 9:00. Waking up early could have possibly been a result of FINALLY getting some good sleep last night. Our assignments were short the night before, so we were all lights […]

Day 4: ♪Won’t you take me to … Turtle town♪

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Today started with splashing outside from a mysterious source. It grabbed our attention thus we lay our eyes upon the window in curiosity. But the source of the sound was gone like a ghost in the wind. Now up we prepared for our third day on Moku o Loʻe by making our breakfasts and lunches […]

Day 3: All Aboard the SS Randall (Read for more details!)

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Before we could embark on our first exploration of Kaneohe Bay, we began with a boat safety and knot tying lesson from Jason Jones. It turns out, we aren’t all the best at tying knots, but we have 4 weeks to practice.   After we made it on the boat, we (for obvious reasons) needed […]

Day 2: A New Year, new students, and a new project!

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We have a great new class of Bio 403: Field Problems in Marine Biology students. A little bit smaller than last yearʻs cohort, 9 adventurous souls have boarded Research Vessel Moku o Loʻe for a 4 week tour of Kāneʻohe Bay to study the thriving population of green sea turtles! Recent research suggests the turtles […]