I got a lot of work done today. I sprayed a lot of new verbesina seedlings this morning so I at least shouldn't have to go back to that spot for 2 weeks or so. I got some mowing in this afternoon. We're making a lot of nesting space for the albatross when they get back next month.
So here's a few pictures from last week to look at.
Here's a Laysan duck stretching out in the sun.
This is a fledgling Sooty Tern and an adult over on Eastern Island. They don't look much alike, do they? The fledgling is the spotted one.
After high school I went into the Navy doing nuclear power stuff on a submarine. After 6 years, I left the Navy then got my biology degree from Montana State Univ. I then worked for the USDA doing human nutrition research for 8 years. I also got my Master's Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of North Dakota. While doing that I worked for Mr. Ellie Pooh selling elephant dung paper (google it) to help the Sri Lanka elephants. After that, I did the only logical thing with my MS and moved to Cleveland, OH and got a job in security at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. It was great, for a while, but I found a 1 year temporary job at Midway Atoll with the US Fish & Wildlife Service. I loved it so much that I moved to an even smaller island with only 4-15 people (Tern Island). After being the Asst Manager, then the Manager, I got the chance to go back to Midway as the Wildlife Biologist for a few more years. Just so you know, I didn't write this as an employee, I just commented about my days here and put up some photos, so these aren't the views of the FWS. I still do ocean work for the FWS, but I do it from the Headquarters office in the Washington D.C. area.