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Tag Archives: Ke Kai Ola
by Stacie Robinson Start the day thawing and weighing out fish for the day. Add vitamins to each seal’s first fish. 8:00am feed the seals, wash the dishes. Entertain the animals, maybe with a sprinkler or a delicious frozen fish-cicle … Continue reading
It is the end of another Hawaiian monk seal field season. The research cruise to pick up all of our field teams has returned, and our Chief Scientist for the cruise, Stacie Robinson, reflects on the experience. …580 water jugs, … Continue reading
The Hawaiian Monk Seal A.R.C cruise has reached the farthest northern reaches of the Hawaiian Archipelago, and begun our journey home, picking up personnel and gear at five camps along the way. Today we pulled our first field camp at … Continue reading
The NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette may appear like an ark on the horizon for field researchers who have spent months on remote islands and atolls of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Biologists dedicate two to six months to studying endangered monk seals … Continue reading
We are sailing across the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands aboard the NOAA Research Vessel Oscar Elton Sette.
The Sette is a working ship: Researchers undertake numerous scientific endeavors; engineers ensure the engines pulse and drive us forward; officers keep us sailing safely; stewards create amazing meals and keep everyone happy; and the crew makes sure that everything … Continue reading