Information for Visiting Researchers and Students
Rules for Coconut Island
- This is a world-class marine lab with lots of
important research and visitors passing through every day. Act with the corresponding decorum.
- Recreational activities should be restricted to the “residential” side of the island (see Coconut Island Map PDF, page 2).
- Do not go into any research building unless escorted.
- When touring the facilities, look but do not touch. Sensitive experiments are being conducted. This includes snorkeling around
the island. Do not pick up things on the reef (i.e. stakes, settlement plates, etc.); what may appear to be “junk” may actually be part of an
important long-term experiment.
- When using the computer room for email and web-browsing, please yield to HIMB researchers trying to do work. The university
maintains strict guidelines for acceptable computer usage. File sharing is
strictly prohibited. (See Computers on the “Island Life” page
- Resource conservation is a priority. Please
conserve water and electricity whenever possible.
- Please be considerate of others sharing the same
facilities and always promptly “tidy up” after yourself.
- A collecting permit is required to collect aquatic life or use fishing gear which is otherwise prohibited
(see Collecting Permit on the “Island Life” page).
- If you are bringing infants or children under the age
of 13 to the island, they are required by law to wear a life jacket (see Life Jackets on the “Island Life” page).
- All visitors to the island must fill out a Waiver/Release form available on the “Visitor Information” page.
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