Contributed by: Jessica Schaefer Half a dozen bright yellow measuring tapes snake through the water, lined up perpendicular to the shoreline along a rocky stretch of coast.  Under a bright sun, teams of middle schoolers work along the transect lines, counting, recording notes, shouting out Hawaiian or Latin names, and fighting a losing battle to... Continue Reading →

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How to Choose? The Larval Dilemma…

Contributed by: Marnie Freckelton It is a Monday morning and I am standing, as usual, in the line at Starbucks trying to decide what I want. I listen, awe-inspired, as the lady at the front of the line spends an eternity explaining the minute details of a single drink. Before moving here from Australia a... Continue Reading →

Life Aquatic aboard the R/V Atlantis

Contributed by Kelle Freel With my warmest sweatshirt, beanie, and fuzzy socks, I sat in a dark room lit by a set of giant screens secured against one wall. I wasn’t alone. There were two other research scientists sitting at their respective stations along with three engineers trained to guide the remotely operated vehicle (ROV)... Continue Reading →

Naive Expectations: Fieldwork in Hawai’i

Second story in our Summer 2017 Blog Series! Enjoy! Contributed by Catherine Hudson “We’re doing fieldwork in Hawaaaaaiiii! We’re doing field work in Hawaaaaiii,” I sang out as we began to rig up the kayak for our adventure. It was a beautiful day in paradise complete with a bright sun overhead, majestic mountains rising up... Continue Reading →

Up Bear Creek

This is the first of our Summer Blog Series! Enjoy!  Contributed by Tanya Harrison “I don’t have to run faster than the bear, I just have to run faster than you.” My boss liked flinging that saying around while we worked together in bear county. I could never tell if she was joking. Bear country,... Continue Reading →

Bridging the Gap

Contributed by Leah Shizuru Whooosh... As I stood near the puka and gazed at the raw beauty of the steady flow of incoming ocean water spilling into the fishpond I listened to and appreciated the unmistakable sound of rushing water. What a thrilling experience for both the eyes and ears. It was hard to fathom... Continue Reading →

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