Sunday, April 28, 2013

Infrequently Asked Questions

     If you have had the pleasure of participating in a tour of Coconut Island, then you know we cover a breadth of material from history to culture to science.  Our amazing tour guides are tasked with the challenge of absorbing information like a sponge (poriforan), and emparting their knowledge to our visitors.  Each volunteer is a walking compellation of information, well equipt to handle the FAQ's about Coconut Island's intriguing past, the research projects currently underway, and the nature of the flora and fauna being studied. 
     Given such a range of information, it is expected to get asked questions that require some additional research.  I have yet to make it through a walking tour with an answer for every question asked.  What helps me is to write down the question, and to look it up afterwards for future reference.  Even the mighty Mr. Mark has to do a little research from time-to-time to varify the validity and relevance of an answer.
     The purpose of this weeks blog is to find up-to-date answers to your unanswered questions.  Over the next two weeks I will be taking questions in the form of comments to this blog post or emails to the CEP.  So volunteers, if you're asked a question and you don't know the answer, write it down and send it in.  This is also open to the HIMB community as well as our blog subscribers. 
I will have answers to your Infrequently Asked Questions by the weekend of May 11th, including: "What is the annual global average of fatalities from shark attack vs. falling coconut?"
"Has there been a hammerhead attack in Hawaii?"
"Can people eat sponges?"

1 comment:

  1. Is there a difference between sailor's eyeball and bubble algae?