Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Revisiting Mokauea Island

On Janurary 17, 2015 our first trip of the year was a revisit to Mokauea Island. The Tree Huggers love Mokauea so much and every trip is a unique experience.

This time, we spent a long time exploring sea creatures on the reef. The tide was nice and low so we could walk out pretty far. Tree Huggers daw eels, fish, crabs, anemones, sea cucumbers, and sea hares. On the way back in, we collected some invasive Gorilla Ogo (Gracilaria salicornia) from which we would sort out and remove the marine organisms.

We also uncovered cuttings from the cups (used Koebele's Big Gulp Method) to find that most of the cuttings had survived since blue track had planted them in December.

Thanks to the parents who helped to chaperone and drive all the students!