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Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology

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The Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology
P.O. Box 1346
Kane‘ohe, Hawai‘i 96744
tel: (808) 236-7401
fax: (808) 236-7443

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The HIMB Education Program has developed a series of high school lessons that uses Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) and telepresence technology to explore the coral reefs of Kāne‘ohe Bay. The AUV was developed for HIMB by engineers at the MIT Sea Grant AUV Lab. Science content relates to water quality, reef biodiversity, and threats to coral reefs. Teachers can also utilize each set of lesson materials independently of the AUV. Lessons introduce the topics and describe how to conduct transect-quadrat investigations and estimate basic diversity statistics, or analyze water quality data. If you are a teacher interested in the Reef Mission project for your science class, please contact the HIMB Education Program. Or, if you would like to use our lesson modules in your own classroom independent of the AUV, they can be downloaded

Phone: 808 236 7401
Fax: 808 236 7443