Science Expedition: June 3rd & 4th

Science Expedition: June 3rd, 2017: Elato

Science Expedition: June 1st.

Lamotrek Island! We approached Lamotrek in the early hours of May 28.  It is one main island with two smaller islands (mostly uninhabited except the main island – which has about 330 people on it).  The Atoll here is pretty big to support the relatively small population, way bigger icebox (metaphorically) than Satawal has.  No […]

Message from Jon Rumal Jr. (June 1st)

I am humbled by how welcoming the communities are for our team. Even though I expected not to be turned away, it’s so moving to experience being received the outer island style. I am especially encouraged by the interest from these communities so far.

Science Expedition: May 27th, 2017

Here, the sun has not quite broken the horizon, obscured at our exposed anchorage by the low green island. The place looks like a post card: a narrow strip of white coral sand topped by coconut palms, breadfruit, ironwood and other trees, fronted by slightly ruffled waters, pale green here, but extending to dark blue out over the depths. I’ve little doubt that we’d be surrounded by brightly painted wooden canoes filled with kids already if their parents hadn’t forbade them from hassling us this early.

Science Expedition: May 24th

After a rough night of rocking and rolling on our seagoing home for the next 3 weeks, we pulled up to Piserrach as the sun was rising. The excitement of the team was palpable! This island was added to our itinerary at the last minute after productive meetings in Chuuk and nobody knew what to expect.