On Wednesday, a group of school children from Fakarava came for a visit to the Golden Shadow. The crew showed them around the ship and Living Oceans Foundation Fellows told the children about the science and coral reef research that we are doing in French Polynesia. The kids got to test out the drop-camera that our ground-truthing team uses, as well as climb into the sea plane and sit in the cockpit as part of our Fakarava outreach.
Our Fakarava outreach was an enriching experience for the children, the crew and scientists. As a thank you, all of the school children gathered on the pier to sing songs, give us leis and wish us good luck and safe travel while we are in Fakarava.
Everyone onboard really appreciated this gesture and was thankful for the hospitality that has been shown to us, not only in Fakarava, but all over French Polynesia.