I am so excited to go to the Cook Islands! I am looking forward to everything on this trip! I love learning about different cultures and am so excited to add research to the mix. I am looking forward to learning about and seeing different species I have never encountered.
I am also eager to compare different management techniques I have learned from the Coastal Managment class with management techniques used by the Cook Islands. It will be interesting to learn more about fishing rights, coastal protection, and future conservation plans for things like sea level rise.