Friday, 27 November 2015

Hōkūleʻa -- Hawai’i to Cape Town

Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia, Polynesian voyaging canoes, are sailing across Earth’s oceans to join and grow the global movement toward a more sustainable world, covering 47,000 nautical miles, 85 ports, and 26 countries. Crew members on both the Hōkūle‘a and Hikiananlia will sail using the 3,000 year old traditional method of Polynesian deep sea navigation, with no modern instruments.

The voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa is named after the “star of gladness,” also known as Arcturus, that marks the latitude of Hawaiʻi when the star is at its highest point in the sky .Hōkūleʻahas been making its way down the coast of South Africa.

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SAIAB is connected through the ACEP Biosurrogacy Project which has teamed up with Wildlands Conservation Trust, Grindrod Ltd., The Blue Fund, Sea-Quests, University of KwaZulu-Natal and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife to create The Ocean Stewards initiative  – see the story on the SAIAB website: http://www.saiab.ac.za/

Read more about the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage to care for Island Earth in their magazine