Where the larvae go: Connections between reefs and human communities

Contributed by: Emily Conklin   As I basked in the waves of Kailua Bay, enjoying the sun and surf after a long day spent in front of a lab computer, I noticed I had a small companion. The juvenile mamo (Abudefduf abdominalis), identifiable by its bold yellow and black stripes even at this age, stuck... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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 →

It’s Not Always Bad to Cross the Line

    Contributed by Michelle Jungbluth, e-mailed via satellite while battling rough seas along the Atlantic Meridional Transect.  Monday October 13th was an exciting day for us at sea. This is the day we crossed the equator. After a restless nights sleep, I woke up at 01:30 am to continue my normal early-morning routine before... Continue Reading →

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