Set Sail for a 3 Hour Tour

Today we visited Dr. Ruth Gate's laboratory at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology at Coconut Island, more famously know for being in the opening shots of the TV show, Gilligan's Island. The island boasts an impressive complex of laboratory and office space, hosting more that 30 professors/ research staff, plus graduate and undergraduate students.

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The Gate's lab investigates a wide array of fascinating topics, from coral growth to transcriptomics (very cutting edge science). Dr. Gates is a world renown science communicator, and we are excited for collaborative efforts in the near future.

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Sam, the dedicated boat shuttler to and from Coconut Island, ferries us across.

Photos by Jennifer Lam