After an upwind sail around the east end of O‘ahu, Hōkūle‘a crew spent this past weekend on Moku o Lo‘e, in Kāne‘ohe Bay, hosted by the staff of the University of Hawai‘i’s Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology. The HIMB staff welcomed Hōkūle‘a crew with a delicious dinner. The crew enjoyed meeting the staff and learning about the history of Moku o Lo‘e and the island’s present role in marine research.
Moku o Lo‘e is surrounded by 64 acres of coral reef designated for research by the state of Hawai‘i as the Hawai‘i Marine Laboratory Refuge. Research at HIMB covers many disciplines of tropical marine science such as coral ecology, biogeochemistry, and evolutionary genetics.
Setting up a Plankton Tow on Hōkūle‘a
Polynesian Voyaging Society would like to thank the staff of HIMB for opening their facilities to the crew and sharing their knowledge about marine research and preservation.
Sailing to Kāneʻohe Bay and Moku o Loʻe (August 10):
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