Another Day in the Office

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…

Published by Levi

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

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