2nd Hawaii Day

Today was my second day exploring the Big Island of Hawaii. My group, the Siphonophores, were exploring the depths of Pololu Valley. At the begging of the hike, I was walking right next to my buddy Braxton, and of course I slipped and almost fell of the cliff entirely! Luckily I got the edge and Braxton actually pulled...

In Class Blog Post

What am I most excited about / looking forward to? I have to say I am most excited about A) bonding with fellow Jesuit brothers and getting to learn in an environment where we are all able to experience the same things together. B) exploring multiple reefs, species, and learning about Astronomy and finally C) Learning about a subject that...

Blog #6

Without breakfast, we travelled to a beach to remove trash and plastic from it. We walked up and down the beach removing trash from the shoreline. After 30 minutes we took a break and were told about anchialine pools. They are little tide pools on the shore where there are usually animals. Unfortunately, sand built up after a tsunami....

In Class Blog Post

I'm fairly excited for a couple of things we will be doing like going on a plane, I haven't been on a plane since i was 2. I also look forward to being able to dive with turtles and manga rays.

Hawaii Day 4

Today was our fourth day in Hawaii, and we went manta diving! We began our day by going on a zodiac tour. The zodiac boat is really fast, reaching 300 horsepower, and we went to far off the coast into deep sea, where we saw a lot of animals. We first saw several short fin pilot whales, which were...

In Class Blog Post

I'm looking forward to spending some time on the big island this summer. Last year in Virgin Gorda, I had so much fun on my dives and snorkels that I have decided to come back for another round. This year I think I am most excited for our dive with manta rays and the black water dive. While I have...

Day 5: Into the Dark

Starting off the day, We made our way back to NELHA. At the building, we got to learn more about their systems to cooling the building. Our guide, whose name was also Nelson, explained to us that the building uses cold deep sea water to produce up to 70 gallons of water a day. To do this, the 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...

OTEC, Seals and Rope Swings

Today we got to see conservation efforts in Hawaii and go on a hike. We saw a presentation on OTEC, saw a grape farm, learned about seals, and hiked down to a black sand beach. I learned about OTEC, which uses water temperature to generate electricity, how to teach a seal how to eat, and how to grow grapes...