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Sam Sudderth '20

Sam Sudderth '20
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Hawai’i: Day 6

Today we did a beach restoration service project and we went to the summit of Mauna Kea. At the service project, we started by cleaning up trash off the beach for around 30 minutes. This helps make sure that the trash can't wash into the ocean and harm marine life. It is also good just because it helps make...

Hawai’i: Day 5

On our 5th day in Hawai'i we visited the Kampachi fish farms and the Abalone farm, and we went on the black water dive. At the Kampachi fish farm, we saw how they grow the Kampachi from a small size up until they are harvested. The had some full sized Kampachi in a tank, along with some 70-80 Lbs....

Hawai’i: Day 4

Yesterday we followed a pod of Pilot Whales, snorkeled in a cool reef, and dove with Manta Rays. When we were on the Zodiac Boat, we saw a pod of Short-Finned Pilot Whales that had a newborn baby. We could tell it was a baby because because his dorsal fin was flopped over on its side, and it normally...

Hawai’i: Day 3

Today we went on a 2 tank dive, we visited the Monk Seal center again, and listened to a presentation on black water dives. During the dive trip we dove in 2 different areas. In the first area, I saw an octopus, a white tip reef shark, a sea turtle, and dozens of species of fish. We swam through...

Hawai’i: Day 2

Today we visited NELHA, went to a charter school that is based around marine life, and hiked from the top of a cliff to a black sand beach. At NELHA we learned about many different types of renewable ocean energy sources. NELHA is a nonprofit organization that works as a research support group, a business incubator, and helps economic...

Hawai’i: Day 1

This morning I woke up at 4:45 to go to the airport. After I continued to fall back asleep, I finally made it to the car and went to the airport. At the airport, once JJ arrived, we had an easy flight to San Francisco and then to Hawai'i (I slept a lot during the flight). Hawai'i was much...

In Class Blog Post

I have always wanted to go diving because my biggest interest is marine life and fish. Looking forward to the trip in Hawaii, it's hard to think about one thing that I am most excited to see, but if I had to choose I think I'm the most excited to see how the reef actually works. Seeing different schools...