Fishing for Science in Fiji
In the months preceding my departure for my senior thesis research trip to Fiji, I had a hard time convincing family and friends that “research” was not code for lounging in a bikini and sipping mai tais.
I was ready to collect samples of bandedtail goatfish — deo in Fijian — from five different Fijian islands. I had little sense of what to expect from Fiji or field research, but I was excited to begin.
I left with a better sense of the entanglement between the conservation of marine resources and socioeconomics, politics and globalization.
Read Elora’s full story on the Columbia College website.