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Heading back down the Northwestern Hawaiian Island chain

We are just now leaving French Frigate Shoals after to diving days here.  A little shallower than some earlier dives, working a subtle 60m ledge that goes around most islands in the Pacific.  The ledges are often rich with life, … Continue reading

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Mesophotic Reef Fishes (Fish nerd warning)

We have been experiencing multiple thermoclines on each dive, resulting in about a 20 degree difference between the bottom (200-280′) and the surface – 84 degrees at the surface and low 60’s at the bottom.  Possibly because of this cool … Continue reading

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Midway Atoll

I finally made it to Midway Atoll – near the end of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, only Kure is farther west.  The last two cruises aboard the Hi’ialakai, we did not venture this far.  Midway is unique in the area … Continue reading

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French Frigate Shoals

We are well underway with our three and a half week cruise through the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, arriving now at Lisianski after two full days at French Frigate Shoals.  The deep team had two very good Mesophotic dives down to … Continue reading

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Pohnpei Micronesia

Greetings from Pohnpei State in Micronesia. We are finishing up three weeks of deep dives around Pohnpei island and neighboring Ant Atoll, documenting fish biodiversity for the Bishop Museum and collecting specimens for DNA analysis for the Hawaii Institute of … Continue reading

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