Blogs associated with the 2016 expedition to Pohnpei
Rings and branches permeate throughout natural life - Dr. Sonia Rowley guides us through the final dive at Ant Atoll with cultural insights and sea level effects on the atolls of Micronesia.
Richard Pyle describes an encounter with a mysterious and elusive angelfish while decompressing from a deep dive on the western side of Ant Atoll.
University of Hawaii graduate student Garrett Johnson describes his research on larval fish recruitment on deep coral reefs in Pohnpei, using a sophisticated trap that he designed and built.
There is an unusual organism that we've been finding in large numbers on the deep outer reef slopes in Pohnpei, and we have no idea what it is.
Dr. Sonia J. Rowley descends into the twilight depths of Ant Atoll discovering new species and curious friends!
Expeditions are filled with long and sometimes exhausting days, but every one of the team members genuinely loves what they do!
Richard Pyle describes his encounter with a scene straight out of a fantasy reef painting, and shows how sometimes getting the image requires a great deal of patience.
Joshua Copus explains a bit of his research and some aspects of deep rebreather diving.
University of Hawaii Graduate Student Richard Coleman describes his work on mesophotic reefs, including transect surveys at different depths.
John Earle joins the dive team as we head into the depths of Pohnpei's Mesophotic reefs once again.