Voyage to Kure

Night Filming

Director of Photography, Paul Atkins, films Jean-Michel Cousteau and expedition diver Holly Lohuis as a juvenile Galapagos shark swims by. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Healthy Reef

This image reflects key components of a healthy coral reef ecosystem in the NWHI: invertebrates, fish and a Galapagos Shark - a top predator in the food chain. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Final Destination

A view of Kure Atoll - the most northern atoll in the world - and the expedition team's final dive destination. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Night Dive

Jean-Michel Cousteau and expedition diver Holly Lohuis swim at night across the white sand flats off Kure Atoll, in search of feeding Galapagos sharks. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Galapagos Shark

A close-up of a juvenile Galapagos shark © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Kure Atoll

Schools of over 75 Galapagos sharks, like this one, swam under the Searcher during the three-day expedition stop at Kure Atoll. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Marine Debris

Director of Photography, Paul Atkins, films Chief Diver, Blair Mott as he helps the NOAA Marine Debris team pull up a net inside the lagoon at Sand Island, Midway Atoll. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Life aboard The Searcher

Expedition team members Holly Lohuis and Tove Petterson, with the assistance of the Searcher crew, offload the team's three weeks of recyclable garbage at Midway Island. © Holly Lohuis, Ocean Futures Society

Kure Atoll

A pod of spinner dolphins cruise through the lagoon at Kure Atoll. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Two and a Half Weeks

Jean-Michel Cousteau views the shocking sight of 82 tons of marine debris collected by NOAA's team at Pearl and Hermes Atoll in a brief two and a half week period. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

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