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Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund (2.16.2021)

What did you learn today?

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Hanoa Freitas
Hanoa Freitas
Feb 16, 2021

Today I learned how NOAA would like to have the marine debris collected and categorized. They want certain things weighed and counted according to the data sheet. I also learned the methodology that Hawaii Wildlife Fund would like to install to collect the marine debris data at Ka’ehu.

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Laiku Dowling
Laiku Dowling
Feb 16, 2021

what I learned today was to observe more around the beach before you do a beach cleanup. Se we first looked for monk seals and turtles on the beach so we do not disturb then we took data. We took data on how far away is the nearest town we also looked at the nearest river and we had to see if there were any storm drains emptying in to the water. Then we took different measurement of the width and longitude on where we were going to clean up. After we cleaned up the beach we took data down counting how much rubbish we picked up. Then we separated into the appropriate categories and weighed our rubbish. We came…

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Rita Kahaialii
Rita Kahaialii
Feb 16, 2021

Today we learned how to make a 100 meter transect, also learned to use a compass to get the longitude and latitude of our transect. Also we had to separate all the different plastics, metals, footwear as well fishing lines, nets and also rope etc. count how many of each log it all down and then we weighted it. We picked up a total of 43.8lbs. Before we started to do anything we first needed to observe the area for wildlife. At first I was a little confused on what the directions were but thank goodness Hanoa has done this before.

I've always known how important it is to keep the ocean clean but this just makes it more educational…

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Kauwela Kaia
Kauwela Kaia
Feb 16, 2021

Kauwela Kaia

2/16/21

Today I learned how to take down data for the survey for beach debris What to look for before we begin?animals along the beach, if any. Today we saw humpback whales(mama and calf). It was inspiring as well after cleaning up and sorting through the trash (we collected 43.8lbs of trash/debris) it makes me want to watch my plastic use. Excited to learn more.

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