Voyage to Kure

Albatross Chick

A dead Laysan Albatross chick with seven bottle tops in its gullet. Adult Albatross feed on flying fish eggs that the adult fish attach to floating debris. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Albatross

Albatross amidst native grass and sand on Laysan Island. © Nan Marr, Ocean Futures Society

Jean-Michel Cousteau

Jean-Michel Cousteau stands next to remnants of a guano pile left from the 1920's mining operations. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

A Safe Return

Chief Diver Blair Mott returns from his dive in Laysan Lake while being filmed by both teams. © Nan Marr, Ocean Futures Society

Albatross Chick

An Albatross chick on a dwindling nest waits for its parents to return with food. © Nan Marr, Ocean Futures Society

Practice

Laysan Albatross chicks practice flying with outstretched wings. © Nan Marr, Ocean Futures Society

Filming Brine Shrimp

Jean-Michel Cousteau assigns Chief Diver Blair Mott with the task of diving in Laysan Lake, a hyper saline lake, to film brine shrimp. © Nan Marr, Ocean Futures Society

Maro Reef

Filming the cave formations on the Western most tip of Maro Reef, cinematographer Yves Lefevre captures Jean-Michel Cousteau and expedition dive team member Holly Lohuis examining the diversity of "macro" life clinging to the underside of the ledge. ©: Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Laysan Island

The Ocean Futures Society expedition team arrives on Laysan Island by zodiac, to meet and plan the day with USFWS and NMFS personnel stationed there. © Nan Marr, Ocean Futures Society

Hyper Saline Lake

Jean-Michel Cousteau and expedition team member Tove Petterson accompany Chief Diver Blair Mott as he prepares to dive the hyper saline lake of Laysan Island. © Nan Marr, Ocean Futures Society

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