Seariders Helps Deploy Oceanographic Meter
Sea Riders was sub-contracted to Sea Engineering a company which specializes in coastal engineering, geophysical surveys, oceanographic and environmental studies, as well as marine waterfront construction and industrial diving. We assisted in deploying a Oceanographic meter. I Love anything science! Jon and Chris are great divers and easy to work with! Will be surfacing meter periodically this year to obtain wave and current data that is on memory card. Awesome technology!
We have moved down to the Southshore to swim on the “reef of abundance” with the Sea Turtles and tropical fish. The Na Pali is getting frisky, with swells which makes for murky snorkeling. We did our last Sea Cave excursion, snorkel, this week on the Na Pali and an early season North Swell is coming in this weekend 10+feet!! On Sundays’ South Shore Snorkel we were blessed with five Dolphins swimming under us as we snorkeled as well as Honu (turtles) – a fleeting moment that will live forever in the hearts and memories of those experienced it!
The crew of Kauai Seariders and I have been night diving for lobsters for sustainability and to share with friends. Lobster season opened on September 1st in Hawaii. The Spiny Lobster will molt and mate during summer months. The season includes the months that have an “R” in their name. Diving at night is a blast! I think I like to catch them more than eat them if that is possible. It is illegal to spear these crustaceans, because you may inadvertently kill a female with eggs. So we grab them by hand, staying away from the “girls” and take home only the big ones.
The Humpback Whales are Coming Soon!
I’ve also been spending time catching up on paperwork and research that was neglected during our busy summer NaPali Tour season. Bet you can’t guess what I am concentrating on now? Humpback Whales – of Course! There is new research on Acoustic Monitoring of Whales to review, big thanks to all the whale researchers who provide us with this new data! We’ll look forward to the arrival of the Humpback Whales from Alaska sometime in the months of November and December…