Stuck on Island…

Today we woke up with expectations of going out into Kaneohe Bay to explore a couple more reefs before getting our research fully underway, but we all came to the conclusion that our proposals and research projects needed a little more work before we were ready to fully begin our expeditions.  So, rather than going out into the bay, we all sat around the kitchen table (because the classroom has sketchy internet at best), read more papers and discussed what we could do different in our projects.  As that was going on, Maddie took members of the spatial group out in one of the whaler boats so they could get the feeling of driving and parking a boat.
At five o’clock, Johnathon Whitney came to talk to us about his research that he is doing with Arceye Hawkfish and how he believes that they are in the process of sympatric speciation.  This really sparked my interest and made me wonder what other things could be going through this kind of speciation that we just aren’t recognizing.  After John’s presentation, we started to prepare dinner and someone thought it would be a good idea to bring an extra guest to the table… a Cassiopea (Upside Down Jellyfish) .
As we struggled to get the charcoal grill going, we all realized how useless we were without the convenience of a propane grill.  Nevertheless, we got the fire going and were able to cook our bbq chicken kabobs with onion, bell peppers and garlic.  Needless to say it was very tasty.  The end of the night finished with more discussion of what the Montipora dilatata group was going to do with the 1,000 urchins that we are getting at 9:00 am in the morning, but more on that will be coming tomorrow… Hope you enjoyed.
-Ryan and Cody
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