Finally we land in Yap State! Our flight landed close to midnight, but even so, I am hit with a wet wall of heat as I step off the plane.
Day 5 of the International Coral Reef Symposium, and I missed it! I was not disappointed, however. We need to leave today if we are to make the once weekly flight to the Ulithi Atoll.
As you might imagine, getting to one of the least visited countries in the world is no easy feat.
What a whirlwind the past few days have been!
Fresh off the plane in Honolulu,
After a couple of intense packing days, we are ready for the first arm of the expedition! Through this process, I definitely learned a lot about preparing for science in a remote region.
Lesson 1: When in doubt, pack that screw AND the screwdriver to fit it!
For the expedition, we will be taking 2 remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), and a series of baited remote underwater video systems (BRUVS). As I am in charge of the
Preparations have begun for this summer’s research expedition to