We’re back in Maui, attacking science like tuna on tangs.  This trip my field assistant/dive buddy is Niko Kaplanis–undergrad researcher & surfing grom guru.  We’ve been having a great time…working long days, sometimes under water for 6 hrs/day.  We’ve traveled 60 km of Maui’s coastline three times now, sampling around our CAUs (calcification/accretion units), collecting water samples, deploying instruments, commiserating with turtles & avoiding sharks.

Niko is great in the field & has a perpetual stoke, which is a ton of fun.

Colorful frog dotting the reef.

Niko making friends with the locals

Niko getting ‘er done in the research position.

Coral battling algal takeover…

About Levi

Immersed in a PhD program that defines, rules & schedules my life; in a good way.

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