Paddling the Pacific (image) University of Utah Share Print E-Mail Caption A canoeist paddles between the islands of Vava'u, Tonga. A new University of Utah study uses mathematical modeling to get a better idea of the strategies employed by early seafarers when they used outrigger canoes to settle the islands of the vast Pacific Ocean between 3,500 and 900 years ago. Credit Adrian Bell, University of Utah Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.