The first few days of all of our expeditions are occupied by shopping, unpacking gear, filling tanks, setting up equipment, coordinating with local authorities for research permits, and generally setting up for the project to come.
The Pohnpei 2016 deep diving team departs Honolulu International Airport on the "Island Hopper" flight that crosses the islands of Micronesia, en route to Pohnpei.
In preparation for the 2016 expedition to Pohnpei, a frantic night of packing results in a sleepless night.
Discoveries from previously unexplored depths within the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument and Johnston Atoll
From August to September 2015 the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer was surveying previously unexplored depths around the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM) and Johnston Atoll.
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.