Blogs associated with the 2016 expedition to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
Richard Pyle describes his support for President Obama to expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.
The team makes some exciting discoveries at Kure Atoll, the northewestern-most island int he Hawaiian Archipelago.
A diversity of experiences awaits us during our two-day stop at Midway Atoll. The team has time to dive, relax, and reflect.
One light, eight cameras, and a whole lot of action! The team pushes the boundary of imaging technology to capture a 3D model of a spectacular reef and immersive omnidirectional video experiences!
After a full day in transit yesterday continuing our journey to the northwest, we awoke this morning at Maro Reef(Nalukākala). We have two days of deep diving here, and we're looking forward to what we might find.
Another successful deep dive off French Frigate Shoals, and another exciting encounter on the decompression.
Our first day of research diving yields some exciting and unexpected encounters! If today was any indication of what is to come, this will truly be a fantastic expedition!
After our shakedown dive yesterday off Lehua Rock, today we are making our way towards our first dive site within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument at French Frigate Shoals.
As we do on all expeditions, we began with a "Shakedown" dive. Although we missed the drop on the deep dive, the lunch-time snorkel was spectacular!
Amid the flurry of activity surrounding preparations for the 2016 deep-diving expedition into the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, I've been spending a lot of time thinking about legacies. In this post, I will reflect on the historical legacy of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (including my own involvement), and later