Science at Sea

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Hikianalia, as our 21st century waʻa, is home to several science research projects that will be conducted during the Worldwide Voyage. These include studies related to 1) Plankton populations research, 2) Water quality and research, 3) Marine debris collection and plastic pollution research, 4) Hydroponic food growing, 5) Marine mammal acoustics research, and 6) Fish DNA and population research.

Data from each science research project will be collected while at sea and when Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia arrive in each port. Data from each leg of the Voyage will be collected and posted for students, teachers, and community to use and learn from.