We are having a great day. It’s a little hot in our bunks.
In preparation for dish-washing duties this morning, when a bucket full of water was brought up, we found little creatures in our bucket. We brought out our portable zoomy microscope, and this is what we found (see attached image). We are not sure what they are; some on board think they are copepods.
Microscope photo of unknown creature in the dishwater
We can’t wait to get Hikianalia to Hawaiʻi and start integrating her with Hōkūleʻa for the Worldwide Voyage. She will be a great asset in support of the education mission of the Worldwide Voyage.
On a side note, we caught an Aku… Mahalo to our Fisherman, Keala.