Author: Jackie Troller

The Hawaiian Islands. Most know it as an island of hula dancing, grass skirts, coconuts, and delicious mai tai's. For me, I am lucky to say Hawai'i has become my second home, though I probably spend more time in the ocean than on "da 'aina" aka the land. In moving from Chicago to Hawai'i to pursue an undergraduate career in Marine Science, my childhood infatuation with Lake Michigan expanded to incorporate the beautiful and archaic Pacific Ocean. Through sharing marine research and my ocean journeys, I hope to offer an educational and inspirational platform for people of all ages.


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This photo name was inspired by the favorite orange popsicle treat, the creamsicle. Just a few minutes after capturing this gorgeous sunset, a storm blew in, shooting lightning bolts across the newly darkened sky.

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Transpac 2017

It’s all downwind from here! The downwind sailing race, Transpac, has already finished for the fastest few. Meanwhile, the rest of the sailboats are over the halfway point, as they continue to battle from San Pedro, California to Oahu, Hawai‘i. The first known invitation to race across the Pacific Ocean, came from the last King […]

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Mighty Merloe – New Transpac Record

Mighty Merloe, a 60ft trimaran, was the first to finish the 2017 Transpacific race from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Showing off some mighty speed, Mighty Merloe established a new Transpac record, crossing the Pacific in 4 days 7 hours and 3 minute. After a 20 year stronghold, the previous multihaul record of 5 days 19 […]

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Golden Gate Bridge

Happy 80th Birthday Golden Gate Bridge

On May 27, 1937, the Golden Gate bridge was officially opened to pedestrians. Eighty years later, the bridge remains one of the world’s largest suspension bridges, spanning 4,200 ft (1,280 m) and constructed with 80,000 miles (128.748 km) of wire. Fun Fact: The Golden Gate Bridge lost it’s natural arch while supporting approximately 300,000 people, […]

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