Sunday, April 10, 2011
Another exciting week as usual. We've had 3 ships come this week. The Robert C. Seamans is a Woods Hole Research vessel that does a semester at sea program where people learn to sail while learning oceanography, biology, or whatever the focus of the course is. They visited us out on Tern Island last year with a University of Hawaii group. The next ship that showed up was the Kahana, bringing us a load of fuel and will take back some of our waste. The NOAA ship Oscar Elton Sette also stopped by. They are putting out teams on most of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to monitor the Hawaiian monk seals. That's along with the photography visitor group, the NOAA marine debris crew, a group waiting to take the Sette to Kure Atoll, and a team working on removing some contaminants from the island. I'm sure I'm leaving out some good stuff, but that's good for this week.