Since Sharon got here (one of the lead samplers), she's been trying to find out where the underground hospital was because there were rumors that there were still supplies in it. She got an email today from John D. (who reads my blog sometimes) who knew where it was (thanks, John). It turns out I knew where it was, but I didn't know what it was. It was next to the nest where I found the little shark a while back. The building was filled with sand through holes in the roof, so there were obviously no supplies there, and no way to get in. We have so many concrete foundations, bunkers, and other ruins that it's hard to know what they all were. Many of them are filled in and many aren't. We found out that there were actually 3 underground hospitals, but the other 2 were gone long ago. It is interesting around here.
This is all that can be seen of the underground hospital (at least if that's the right place?).
A couple of seals and a turtle were sunning on the old seaplane ramp on Saturday.
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.