Voyage to Kure

Acropora cythera

Yves Lefevre, cinematographer, and Matt Ferraro, lighting technician, dive with closed-circuit rebreathers, allowing them to swim backwards to film divers swimming over the Giant Table Coral, Acropora cythera, without any of their own bubbles getting in the way. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Tern Island staff

The Tern Island staff welcomed our team with open arms, warm hospitality and camaraderie. The OFS team thanks you all for sharing your unique and very special world, far removed from cities and populations and very much needing to be protected. © Nan Marr, Ocean Futures Society

Dive Prep

Expedition divers Holly Lohuis, Matt Ferraro, Blair Mott and Yves Lefevre prepare their closed circuit rebreather equipment for a dive on Rapture Reef. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Dive Prep

Matt Ferraro prepares to dive Rapture Reef using a closed circuit rebreather. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Pre-Dive Safety Check

Diver Holly Lohuis assists Matt Ferarro with a pre-dive safety check of his rebreather unit. It takes a few hours to test the rebreathers and to troubleshoot the units. ©: Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Bulwer's Petrel Chick

Close-up of Bulwer's Petrel chick. © Nan Marr, Ocean Futures Society

Rainbow at East Island

A double rainbow appeared at East Island while Sooty Terns flew by. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Tourist Moment

Ocean Futures Society Vice President of Expedition/Exploration, Ed Cassano, taking a tourist moment with a young Laysan Albatross. © Tove Petterson, Ocean Futures Society

Bulwer's Petrel Chick

Jean-Michel Cousteau with Bulwer's Petrel chick in a manmade nest box due to limited nesting sites for access to observation and study with limited disturbance. © Nan Marr, Ocean Futures Society

Young Laysan Albatross

A young Laysan Albatross patiently waits for at least one more meal from Mom or Dad before it heads out into the blue yonder and fends for itself. © Tove Petterson, Ocean Futures Society

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