Confessions of a Marine Biologist: Half-Naked Fruit Stick Race


What do you do on a ‘day off’? How ‘bout racing Tahitians, half naked with 55 lbs on your shoulder?

As a marine biologist working in the field in French Polynesia, days are long and days off are very rare. Science comes first, of course, but when you do take some time off, you want to make it memorable. This was the most memorable days off in the field to date, complete with a cultural clash, physical challenge, and eternal glory. Who knew a career in science would land me in a half-naked fruit stick race against Tahitians?

Learn more about my life as a marine biologist here:

Learn more about my research in marine biology here:

Complete a short survey after watching here (this helps me make more videos that show the action and adventure behind REAL, cutting-edge science from my career as a marine biologist!):

The music was created by my brother, Danny Gil, and his awesome band Downfall 2012:

Thanks to Molly Josephs for the epic racing footage, and thanks for watching — let’s Get The Secret Out…

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