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 […]

Geekiest Dish & Happy Birthday KHFMA

On July 28, 2012 we celebrated the 3rd birthday of the Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area (KHFMA) in Maui, Hawaii.  The KHFMA is the first protected area of its kind — promoting fishing in general, while protecting specific species (herbivores) that are critical to the health and long-term persistence of the region’s beautiful coral reefs. […]

Veni Vidi GlowBocce

Over the last year, I’ve grown to love bocce ball. How could you not like bocce ball? It is a simple game based on “one of the most primitive concepts in sports history: throwing an item at an inactive target.”   I love throwing, shooting & hitting things at other inactive things:  darts, pool, target practice, […]

The Day I Thought I Burned Down Lahaina

“Dude, didn’t you leave your sediments drying in the oven?” These were the (not so) soothing words from Clint as we approached an inferno bellowing black mushroom clouds of smoke directly from the vicinity of our Lahaina residence (aka Mark’s house).  The next 4 traffic lights took an eternity, but in the end, we learned […]