March 06, 2014Today was the second day mobilizing for a planned departure tomorrow morning for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. It’ll take us about 12 hour running to reach the waters of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.
February 28, 2014The first leg of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument mapping project runs from March 7th to April 11th. To learn more about the research, please visit the project page. To foll
February 22, 2014Today we pen our last blog and offload the R/V Falkor. The mood can best be described as despondent, as we are all very sad to leave. I am worried I might have to drag some of the scientists kicking and screaming from the ship.
February 21, 2014It is clear SOI strives to be at the forefront of new technology and innovative research methods. They purchased a remote-controlled blimp shortly before our cruise, and we were lucky enough to get a chance to watch it in action.
February 20, 2014Today was an eventful one with continued DIDSON operations, small boat operations, acoustic sampling of additional areas for pilot whale echolocation activity (a.k.a. ‘clicking’), and more photo identification of pilot whales.
February 19, 2014What a great day to be a Marine Mammal Observer (MMO). After two gloomy days with nothing but our thoughts and a few humpback whales to keep us occupied, we were glad to see the sun come out and to finally get our first sightings of a target species.
February 18, 2014At 7:00 this morning on the R/V Falkor, we were feeling lucky. Our sharp-eyed marine mammal observers were up and busy preparing for a second day scanning the waves for any signs of whales.
February 17, 2014We've completed the first full day of operations. The most exciting part of the day was shooting off an XBT, an expendable bathythermograph.
February 16, 2014Aloha from the sea! Today we cast off, leaving Honolulu to head toward Kona. The Marine Mammal Observers practiced sighting marine mammals. It was an exciting first training because we had plenty of humpback whales to practice on.
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The mapping expedition to the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands has begun. ...
Schmidt Ocean Institute will be participating in the 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii. We will be hosting an Exhibit Booth, a workshop, and tours of R/V Falkor during the meeting. ...