||most ambitious undertaking was to be a
twenty-four hour survey near the mouth of Waihee Stream on the north coast
of Maui on the western part of the island.
We would set up traps and camp near by, checking the
traps measuring stream flow every two two hours over the course of the long day.
This process includes diurnal variation in the data collection and better
characterizes stream aquatic activity. Alas, this
was not to be. After we set our traps a bad squall came in from the
north. So much rain falls in these tropical squalls that even the
diverted streams flood. The shallow water we see above would quickly
become a dangerous raging torrent, washing our nets and traps, and possibly
some of us, out
So we packed up our gear the same afternoon and returned to
We did collect some
data and we surely enjoyed the location and the scenery, as we did every
field location we worked.
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