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Hokulea crew members carry out experiments at seaUPDATED 7:40 PM HST Jun 10, 2014Video Transcript
Crewmembers on Hokule'a and Hikianalia's journey are doing more than just sailing. As part of the Malama Honua voyage--- to care for the earth. They are carrying out experiments. We caught up with one being done by the crew aboard Hikianalia. 44:00 DISC 1 Haunani Kane IN THE PAST YOU HAD CREW MEMBERS AND YOU HAD THE SCIENTISTS BUT ON THIS VOYAGE ITS ACTUALLY GOING TO BE THE CREW MEMBERS WHO ARE CONDUCTING THE SCIENCE That's apprentice navigator Haunani Kane .... explaining what will be going on for the next three years aboard Hokule'a and Hikianalia. 45:23-45:33 DISC 1 THEY'RE LOOKING AT THE FISH THAT WE CATCH THAT THE CREW ARE EATING. THEY'RE LOOKING AT THE BELLYS TO SEE WHAT THE FISH ARE EATING Crewmembers got their first chance recently .... When they caught an ono off Hikianalia 1:00 ANYSTREAM HOKULEA SCIENCE THEY CAN TEST FOR WHAT AREA THE FISH IS FROM WHAT GENERAL FAMILY. SOME GENETICS? HUH? GENETIC TESTING AWESOME AND THEN AGAIN I THINK THAT'S ALOT OF WHAT THIS TRIP IS ABOUT THIS VOYAGE IS ABOUT SCIENCE 1:11 AND EDUCATION 1:14 1:59 -2:20 WE'RE CUTTING OPEN THE STOMACH CHECKING OUT ANY ANIMALS THE FISH COULD BE FEEDING ON ALSO CHECK FOR ANY PLASTIC DEBRIS 2;10 AND WE'RE SENDING THESE PHOTOS BACK TO DATA BACK TO SCIENTISTS ON LAND. Greg Eckart and Kealoha Hoe carefully pick through the fish's stomach. SMALL PARASITS 2;37-2;50 SO THERE'S SOME PARASITES WE'VE GOT SOME SCALES OFF OF SOME OTHER FISH WORM? YEAH DEFINITELY A WORM IN THERE. NOT A WHOLE LOT OF FOOD CONTENT 2:50 2:56-2;59 GOT SOME DATA IN THIS ONE!!! And of course.... Nothing goes to waste fresh fish provided sashimi.... Poke.... Fried fish and soup.