Voyage to Kure

Expeditions:Voyage to Kure Gallery

The Ocean Futures Society Team traveled over 1,200 miles on expedition for Voyage to Kure. Please click on the thumbnails to begin the slide show and be sure to visit all six galleries!

Jean-Michel Cousteau slowly creeps in for a closer look at this beautiful Laysan Albatross chick. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

A Laysan Albatross chick with down still attached to its head and neck. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Jean-Michel Cousteau picks up yet another cigarette lighter on Laysan Island, one of many found every 3 to 5 steps across the interior nesting area. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

A close up of the endemic Laysan Finch. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Jean-Michel Cousteau walks along the beach at Laysan Island, littered with marine debris. In the background are remnants of a shipwreck and rusting Japanese long liner that sank, but is still visible in the sand. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

A male Masked Angelfish, Genicanthus personatus, is valued at $7,000.00 in the aquarium trade. Good thing this is a Coral Reef Reserve and National Wildlife Refuge! © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Cinematographer Yves Lefevre and expedition team diver Matt Ferraro, with lights, film a coral head that is home to a variety of juvenile fish. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

A White-tipped reef shark cruises the reef while the camera team was filming a sequence. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Tove Petterson double checks Ed Cassano's Draeger, Semi-Closed Circuit Rebreather dive system. © Nan Marr, Ocean Futures Society

Jean-Michel Cousteau and dive team member Holly come up on a abandoned anchor, while Yves and Matt film the discovery. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

A school of goatfish cruise the wall off Pearl and Hermes Atoll, while keeping an eye out for predators. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Expedition diver Holly Lohuis, Still Photographer Tom Ordway and Cinematographer Yves Lefevre get ready for a filming dive. © Nan Marr, Ocean Futures Society

After the marine debris recovery team of expedition members Ed Cassano and Blair Mott returned to the boat with this 300-pound net, the Searcher crew lowered the crane to lift it out of the Zodiac in order to properly dispose of it. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Dive team member Matt Ferraro checks his dive computer to make sure the in-line oxygen sensor is monitoring the mix in his bag. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

A Banded Cleaner Shrimp, Stenopus hispidus, photographed during the wall dive under the ship, Pearl and Hermes Atoll. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Paul Atkins, Director of Photographer, and dive team member Matt Ferraro head out for a dive on the Zodiac with Cameraman Antoine Rosset, filling in as boat driver. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Jean-Michel Cousteau and Chief of Expeditions Don Santee brief the dive and camera team – Matt Ferraro, Yves Lefevre, Blair Mott, and Paul Atkins - about the next dive. © Nan Marr, Ocean Futures Society

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

The Ocean Futures Society underwater film team was delighted to receive a personal escort from the resident spinner dolphins as they departed the lagoon at Midway Island. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

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