Marine Conservation Biology in Hawaii

2017 Description & Itinerary

In this course we will examine the challenges associated with the conservation of marine biodiversity, focusing on issues on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Oahu is viewed by many visitors as a pristine tropical paradise, but its ecology has been greatly modified by several waves of human settlement and development. We will examine a series of current marine conservation issues, with each student leading discussion of a specific case study. We will spend time in the field and meet stakeholders and scientists and managers from NOAA and the State of Hawaii.

Sunday 4/16

 

* Arrivals/First day of school!

 

Monday 4/17 – NOAA Day

 

* 10:00 ­ 12:00    Jean Higgins/Cetacean Policy

* 12:00 ­ 13:30    Lunch

* 13:30 ­ 15:30    Monk Seals

* 15:30 ­ 16:30    Observer Program

 

Tuesday 4/18 – Museum and Honolulu

 

* 10:00 ­ 14:00    Bishop Museum

 

Wednesday 4/19 – Oahu tourist day

 

* 09:00 ­ 12:00    Hike Diamond Head

* 12:00 ­ 16:00    Snorkel Hanauma

* Earth Day Fair?

 

Thursday 4/20 – Kaena Point

 

* 09:00   Vans leave for North Shore

* 10:00 ­ ?    Hike Kaena Point

 

Friday 4/21 – Marine Debris

 

* AM

* PM ­ Marine Debris ­ Waimanolo at 14:00?

 

Saturday 4/22 – Auction and Leave for Kona

 

* 05:15    Buses depart for auction ­ Bags packed and in vans!!

* 05:45    Arrive at auction at Pier 38

* 06:00 ­ 07:30    Auction tour

* 07:30 ­ 09:30    Brunch at Nico¹s at Pier 38

* 10:43     Flight departs to Kona

* PM ­ Settle into house and free afternoon

 

Sunday 4/23 – Day off

 

Monday 4/24 – Offshore boat trip

 

* 08:00    Vans leave house

* 09:00 ­ 13:00    Offshore trip with Wild Hawaii

 

Tuesday 4/25 – Spinner Dolphins

 

* AM  ­  Dolphin tour, time TBD

* PM  ­  Mauna Kea: scenic drive, sundowner on a volcano

 

Wednesday 4/26 – More dolphins and aquaculture

 

* 08:00    Vans leave house

* 08:45 ­ 10:00    Dolphin Quest

* 10:45 ­ 12:00    Blue Ocean Mariculture – Kampachi farm

* 12:15 ­ 13:00    Abalone aquaculture tour

* 13:00 ­ 14:00    Lunch

* 14:00 ­ 15:00    Seahorse aquaculture tour

 

Thursday 4/27 – Volcanoes National Park

 

* 08:30    Vans leave house

* 10:00 ­ 11:??   Meet with Lauren Kurpito of VNP turtle crew

* PM ­ tour park, hike

* Return drive ­ visit Kamilo Beach

 

Friday 4/28 – Last day

 

* AM    Honaunau Snorkel

* PM    Monk Seal hospital visit (KKO)

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