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.
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.