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Zach Hunter '19

Zach Hunter '19
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Kona: Day 6

This morning we departed for our service project this trip which included cleaning up trash from the beach and digging sand out of a freshwater and saltwater mixed pond. While searching the beach for trash we were lucky enough to stumble upon a green sea turtle on the beach. We could tell it was a green sea turtle due...

Kona: Day 5

This morning we got to sleep in and then tour some different fish farms by NELHA. We learned how efficient and important fish farms are to the world. We learned that a lot of people in the world rely on some type of seafood as their only food to eat. With a growing population that will increase by around...

Kona: Day 4

Today we woke up early, ate a delicious breakfast, and made our way to the Zodiac Boat Tour. Zodiac Boats are raft like boats that is mainly used by the Navy and can cover a lot of ground in a small amount of time. Once we were out in the pelagic zone and the island was barely in sight,...

Kona: Day 3

This morning we woke up at the crack of dawn to have a fulfilling breakfast and make our way to the harbor for our first dive of the trip: a two tank morning dive. Once we reached the harbor we were given a briefing on the diving trip and set off on the boat to reach our diving destination....

Kona: Day 2

In the morning we were given the chance to visit the Ocean Conservation Center in order to learn more about ocean based power. We learned about Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) and saw what one of the power conversion plants looks like. Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion is a renewable energy conversion source which uses both warm and cold saltwater...

First Day in Kona

Today, after flying for about 9 hours we finally arrived in Kona. We hopped into the two vans and I was eccentric to see our homes for the week. Upon arriving to our homes I found it even more beautiful than I expected. After eating a hearty dinner and some cake to top it off, we were informed of...

In Class First Post Z.H.

I am most looking forward to exploring and identifying marine life in Hawaii along with filming my experiences there. In the case of past scuba experience, I have only done one official dive with my friend Dan, who is also going on this trip. In our brief dive without an instructor in a diving pond, we explored a sculpture...