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by Carlie Wiener
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here to see current data from the ship.
Aloha, welcome to thePapahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.
My name is Carlie Wiener, and for the next few weeks I
will be sharing my experiences participating on a research
trip to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. I will be following
four groups of scientists while out here, communicating
their projects and shadowing what they are doing. This
excursion will include Dr. Stephen Carl and his researchers
who are looking at coral health and genetic relatedness,
Dr. Rob Toonen and his team who are searching for invertebrates
to investigate in terms of species richness and abundance, Dr. Carl Myer’s
group who will be tagging predators such as sharks and Dr. Hans Van Tilburg
and the maritime heritage group who will be investigating and mapping shipwreck
sites. I will also highlight what ship life is like and how it feels to be
out at sea. Please feel free to read the daily logs, interviews, or submit
any questions for myself or the scientists online. We will do our best to answer
them as quickly as possible. From the NOAA Hi‘ialakai ship
a hui hou!
here for maps of the region