Coconut Log: June 4, 2016

Coconut Log: June 4, 2016

Today was another beautiful day, blue skies, sunshine, and water as smooth as glass.

Glassy water.

Glassy water.

Team Banana Sting (Marisa, Paige, Andrew, and Ashley) seized the day at 7:00 a.m. with a morning SUP session around Coconut Island, and by god it was beautiful.

Team building at its finest.

Team building at its finest.

By 9:00 a.m. all the boats were loaded and each team went out into the field to begin packing up their data collection equipment that has been out in the field over the past week. Team P.I.N.T.O. (Justin, Anita, Cindy, and Sarah) plowed through the field, picking up their sediment traps on all 8 patch reefs while Team Banana Sting picked up their HOBOS on the patch reefs in the Northwest region. After a long, brutal day of data analysis the day before, Fred’s Bikini Babes (Nicole, Sam, Jess, Kate, and Kelsey) had a well deserved “Treat Yo’ Self” day and got to venture the beautiful Sunken City.

Ms. Coconut Island, June.

Ms. Coconut Island, June.

After the data equipment was collected, all the teams regrouped for lunch and play on Kapapa Island, where we learned that pickle grass is edible. Thanks Dr. Rodgers, for suggesting that we go to Kapapa, we really needed that!

With the Kapapa sign.

With the Kapapa sign.

Fun at Kapapa Island.

Fun at Kapapa Island.

Picklegrass.

Picklegrass.


You can eat it!

We even found a new indigenous species on Kapapa

Hanus Justinius.

Hanus Justinius.

Pickleweed is so good!

Pickleweed is so good!

It truly was an excellent way to end a long workweek that was filled with rain, wind, and fieldwork. The good vibes will be continued tomorrow as all our friends and family will finally get to visit our humble home, on Coconut Island, for an excellent barbeque where we will indulge in excellent food and conversation.

This is Andrew W. Osberg, signing off…

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