Voyage to Kure

Manta Ray

One of the two Manta Rays we encountered, this one made four passes near a coral head where it was getting cleaned. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Marine Debris

Chris Eggleston, Manager of Tern Island US fish and Wildlife, shows Jean-Michel Cousteau the "bolus," containing plastics and a mass of fishing line, illustrating the devastating effects of marine debris on seabirds found on remote islands of the NWHI. © Nan Marr, Ocean Futures Society

Underwater Filming

Expedition dive team member Matt Ferraro swims backwards while lighting up the scene for cinematographer Yves Lefevre. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Galapagos Shark

An inquisitive Galapagos shark came in to check out the divers exploring the coral formations. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Damselfish

Schools of colorful damselfish were abundant near this reef structure. Expedition dive team member Tove Petterson swims quietly by to get a peek at these shy creatures. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Bolus

"Bolus," an accumulation of indigestible matter, plastic fishing materials and squid beaks, from Albatross chicks on Tern Island. © Nan Marr, Ocean Futures Society

Galapagos Shark

A Galapagos shark swims down from the surface to get a closer look at the divers. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Zodiac Prep

Expedition Leader Don Santee and team member Tove Petterson prepare the Zodiacs for drift dive support and pick-up at Raita Bank. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Raita Bank

Yves Lefevre, Matt Ferraro, and Blair Mott enjoy the silent world of no bubbles, diving with rebreathers at Raita Bank, and the close encounters with a variety of pelagic species. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Rapture Reef

The team was rewarded with a great dive on Rapture Reef, with beautiful 100-foot visibility. They swam with big schools of jacks. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

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