Voyage to Kure

Underwater Communication

Jean-Michel Cousteau operates the diver "comm. box" topside, allowing him to communicate with the expedition team as they descend down to over 200 feet during an exploratory dive at the south end of Pearl and Hermes Atoll. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Leading the Way

Jean-Michel Cousteau leads the way through the tight grottos at the north end of Pearl and Hermes Atoll. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

High-Five

Jean-Michel Cousteau and expedition team member Holly Lohuis give each other an underwater "high-five" after a successful filming dive. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Midway Atoll Lagoon

Inquisitive Spinner dolphins swim in the Midway Atoll lagoon. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Crystal Clear

The expedition team experiences great diving conditions: excellent visibility in blue, crystal clear water in the NHWI. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Filming

Yves Lefevre films the team at work, while Ed Cassano, VP of Exploration, handles the cable for surface supplied lights operated by diver Matt Ferraro. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Lanai

Team member Holly Lohuis opens up Lanai’s homemade transport box and allows her to stretch her wings for the first time in 24 hours. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Derelict Net

Jean-Michel Cousteau and expedition team members assist Cynthia Venerlip with pulling in a derelict net that was adrift in the lagoon at Kure Atoll. © Mike Westgate, Ocean Futures Society

Silent World

Expedition team member Holly Lohuis dives with a semi-closed rebreather, which allows her to be silent underwater. This allows the dive team to closely approach underwater life without disturbance from air bubbles. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Lanai

Chief Diver Blair Mott assists Jean-Michel Cousteau and Dr. Beth Flint with transporting "Lanai," the rescued Laysan Albatross, to her new holding pen. The pen serves as her temporary home prior to her departure to Honolulu on July 31. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

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