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Brandon Yarckin '20

Brandon Yarckin '20
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Hawaii Day 6

Today we did the beach cleanup and the drive up to Mauna Kea. During the beach cleanup we picked up harmful plastics, metals, and trash like cigarettes that littered the beach. This was very special however because while doing this we got to see the second monk seal of the trip. Monk seals are the most endangered species in...

Hawaii Day 5

Today we went to NELHA and learned about the energy efficient buildings and innovative fish farms. After this we went on the black water dive which was one of the coolest experiences of my life. At NELHA there are a series of energy efficient building that have a special cooling technology to produce fresh water and cool a building...

Hawaii day 4

Today we did the zodiac snorkeling and the manta ray dive. So far today has been my favorite dive. I loved the zodiac boat because of the history and science behind the boat which allowed it to cut through waves. Furthermore, we got to snorkel at a location where very cold and warm water mix creating a special snorkeling...

Hawaii Day 3

Today was our first open water dive of the week. It was very exciting to see the different lava formations in the water. Hawaii's diving is super unique because of the lava rock in the coral reefs. We went to two locations each having its own type of lava formations. The first location was a large lava tube and...

Hawaii day 2

Today was a very action packed day. We first went to NELHA, which is an organization that specializes in OTEC and other technologies. Then we went to a local school based around marine life. The school is very unique because the students learn by creating projects. The projects include efficient energy proposals, which are so close to a real...

In Class Blog Post

I'm most exited to dive in the complex and very unique environment in Hawaii. Hawaii has a very diverse ecosystem, which many species are specific to only Hawaii and it will be interesting to see these species functioning in the environment. A specie which I am especially interested in is the Manta Rays. The rays will be extremely fun...

First Day in Hawaii

Today was our first day in Hawaii. We arrived around mid afternoon at a very nice condo. Looking out on the trip I'm looking forward most to the night dives. This is because during the dives I will be able to see a wide variety of marine life, which isn't observable in the day. Then we will have a...