Building Pilina (Relationships) to the Deep Sea of Papahānaumokuākea
He leo kono kēia na Ocean Exploration Trust a me kekahi o nā kānaka ʻōiwi o Papahānaumokuākea Native Hawaiian Cultural Working Group, e luʻu pū mai i kahi pāhaʻohaʻo o ke kai, ʻo ia hoʻi ke kai kūhohonu o Papahānaumokuākea i mea e ulu aʻe ai ka pilina i nā ʻĀina Kūpuna. E ʻoluʻolu, e ʻeʻe ma luna o ka moku, a nihi hoʻi ka luʻu like i ka moana uli a e aʻo mai e pili ana i kēia wahi koʻikoʻi. E kaomi i ka loulou ma lalo nei i aʻo mai ai no ke kia hoʻomanaʻo kai aupuni o Papahānaumokuākea a e kākau inoa no ka launa pū ʻana me nā poʻe o kēia huakaʻi ʻaumoana ma ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi a me ka ʻōlelo Pelekania.
Through a partnership with Ocean Exploration Trust and members of the Papahānaumokuākea Native Hawaiian Cultural Working Group, we invite you to connect with a very special place in the kai lipo (deep sea) ecosystems of Papahānaumokuākea to build pilina (relationships) to Hawaiʻi’s Kūpuna (ancestral) Islands. Join us on the ship as we dive into the deep sea treading carefully and respectfully to learn more about this sacred space.
This expedition will have E/V Nautilus returning to Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM) to build on the accomplishments of the 2021 Luʻuaeaahikiikalipolipo expedition, which mapped the previously unmapped Liliʻuokalani Ridge Seamounts. The team returns for the first visual exploratory surveys of the seamount chain looking to investigate a puzzling split in the seamount trail.