Voyage to Kure

White-tipped Reef Shark

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

Endemic Laysan Finch

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

Shipwreck

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

Seven Thousand Dollars

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

Underwater Filming

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

Jean-Michel Cousteau

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

Albatross Chick

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

Marine Debris

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

Laysan Duck

A shy Laysan Duck protects her brood in long grass near the interior lake. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Cigarette Lighter

A dead Laysan Albatross chick with a cigarette lighter lying next to it. © Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

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