Take for example Tupaia
(1725-1770), a Polynesian navigator who, in 1769, found himself assisting the English botanist Joseph Banks in collecting plant specimens in Tahiti, and who subsequently joined Banks and Captain Cook on board the Endeavour.
(6) But standing beside Cook was the great Tahitian navigator Tupaia
, without whose navigational genius he may never have found New Zealand.
Thompson includes an intriguing cast of characters ranging from Captain James Cook and Tupaia
, the Tahitian navigator he befriended, to modern explorers such as anthropologist Ben Finney and his Micronesian master navigator, Mau Piailug, who together sailed from Maui to Tahiti in 1976 in a traditional 60-foot canoe using only ancient navigation tools to prove it could be done.
During their voyage to the uncharted waters of New Zealand and Australia, they encountered Polynesian priest and navigator Tupaia
, botanist Joseph Banks wondered at undiscovered plants and wildlife, including a 'Kangaru' and Cook put Poverty Bay and Botany Bay on the map.
Michaels strong bonds with the Pacific Islands region provided inspiration for the name of the project Tupaia
who was a legendary Pacific Islands navigator who joined Captain Cooks crew in Tahiti.
rats were the most commonly trapped small mammals (77.8%), followed by ground squirrels (Menetes berdmorei, 17.8%) and tree shrews (Tupaia
glis, 4.4%) (Table 2).
rodents caught) Rodentia Muridae Bandicota indica (57) Bandicota savilei (51) Berylmys berdmorei (3) Mus caroli (4) Mus cervicolor (6) Niviventer fulvescens (1) Rattus berdmorei (25) Rattus exulans (78) Rattus norvegicus (4) Rattus tanezumi (189) Sciuridae Menetes berdmorei (16) Insectivora Tupaiiae Tupaia
belangeri (3) Tupaia
glis (25) 2 Orders 3 Families 13 Species Order Seropositivity Pathogen Detection (No.
Li et al., "Cholesterol induces lipoprotein lipase expression in a tree shrew (Tupaia
belangeri chinensis) model of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease," Scientific Reports, vol.
We successfully amplified PRLR in the pituitary, mammary gland, ovary, and liver of vizcachas (not shown), and the sequencing of ovarian PRLR exhibited an 88% homology with chinchilla (Chinchilla lanigera); an 85% with guinea pig (Cavia porcellus); an 82% with the desert mole rat (Heterocephalus glaber); a 78% with the Damara mole rat (Fukomys damarensis), the tree shrew (Tupaia
chinensis), the ground squirrel (Ictidomys tridecemlineatus), and the norwegian rat (Rattus norvegicus); a 77% with mice (Mus musculus) and degu (Octodon degus); and a 74% with humans.
Norton, "Visual guidance of recovery from lens-induced myopia in tree shrews (Tupaia
glis belangeri)," Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics, vol.
Most small-animal studies of Alzheimer's disease (AD) involve rats and mice, yet the tree shrew (Tupaia
belangeri) is in many respects more similar to primates than rodents are.
Joined by a Tahitian volunteer named Tupaia
, they sailed first through the neighboring islands, including Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, and Rurutu, before reaching New Zealand in October 1769.