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Aidan Hoofard '20

Aidan Hoofard '20
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Day 6 in Hawaii

{Blog for Saturday, July 28th, so it will be in the present tense} We had some time to sleep in this morning. After we all woke up, changed, and ate breakfast, we headed to a beautiful beach to clean it up. We started off picking up trash. I really liked cleaning up the beach, and as a plus, I saw...

Day 5 in Hawaii

Today we were allowed to sleep in later due to the late night last night. We had a very good breakfast which consisted of an egg casserole. Our first stop along the trip was at NELHA for a more in depth tour, then we went to a fish farm. Two, actually. The first one was the main fish farm...

Day 4 in Hawaii

{Blog for Thursday, July 25th, so it will be in the present tense} Today we woke up early again and traveled out to Captain Zodiac, a company that takes people out on boat rides on zodiac boats (the boats navy seals use). On the boat ride, we saw some rare short-finned pilot whales, which was described as finding a "needle in...

Day 3 in Hawaii

Today we woke up at 6:30 am to dive in Hawaii! Both dives lasted for around 40 minutes each. My first dive was super cool. I saw a lot of the fish we studied in class. I saw plenty on yellow tangs and I even saw a convict tang. On my second dive we saw two eels and an...

Day 2 in Hawaii

So today we had a fun day of adventures. In the morning, groups traveled to NELHA, the home of one of the OTEC stations. OTEC means Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion, and it is used to produce clean energy that doesn't pollute the air. Using OTEC, Hawaii has been able to reduce the amount of energy imports. One other interesting...

Day 1 in Hawaii

Today we got situated in our homes that we'll be staying in for the next week. We had the opportunity to go swimming (which was really nice because it was hot outside and the pool was really cold) and to relax. We even played jackpot with an apple someone plucked off a tree, and then we had an amazing...

In Class Blog Post

I'm most excited for our nighttime dive with the manta rays. I've never gone scuba diving outside of the learning course, and I'm ready to dive in Hawaii. I've seen a video of the nighttime dive before, and I'm super stoked to experience it. (Manta Ray)