There are fewer and fewer albatrosses every day. I would say it's quieter around here, but the young albatross don't make much noise, and the Bonin petrels are showing up in the evenings again and keep it from getting too quiet around here.
Over the past couple of years, I've had some photos of Chris Jordan and his crew out here filming their Midway movie. It looks like they are finally done and it will premier at the Toronto Film Festival in September. I'm really looking forward to it. Here's a press release about it. I find it interesting that the article is in the finance section of Yahoo.
We've started our day flights, which will continue until the albatross start coming back in a couple of months. I like flying on the day flights a bit better because the other Northwestern Hawaiian Islands can be seen.
This summer has been pretty hard on the Laysan ducks as far as botulism is concerned. Here Jim, Cindy, and Greg search through all of the tall weeds to look for sick or dead ducks.
We did a biological survey of an area near the seawall. You can see that not everywhere around here is beautiful coral.
This White tern caught a little squid and 2 fish for its chick. As soon as I walked away, it went to feed the chick.
I've been putting in a lot of photos with blue sky and blue water lately since it's been mostly bright and sunny, so here are some pink hibiscus flowers to add to the color of the plumeria a couple of weeks ago.