Sunday, September 9, 2007

Bon Voyage!!!!

The Voyage has begun!!
This evening, just before sunset, ORV Alguita departed from Long Beach, CA for a three week research voyage ending in Hilo, Hawaii. This voyage will take us across over 3,000 miles of the Pacific Ocean to the "Eastern Garbage Patch". During the voyage the ships research team will be hard at work collecting samples to study the growing amount of plastic debris in the Pacific Gyre. The crew will keep us updated, answer our questions, and share their experiences with us as they go! This should be an exciting voyage for both us and the crew!!
BON VOYAGE ORV Alguita!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2 comments:

Andrea said...

We wish you well on your journey!

My students are beginning to look at the watershed they live on. It is enlightening for them to realize the impact they are making on the water.

Kea'au Middle School
Kea'au, HI

Paul Clarke said...

Looking forward to the voyage vicariously. I have a bulletin board dedicated with a large map of the Pacific Ocean. We'd love to be able to plot positions because my 9- and 10-year old students are just learning about coordinates and lat/long.