It was a beautiful week. I spent most of the week catching up on emails and finding out what went on while I was gone. The volunteers have been busy with the duck surveys, pulling weeds and planting some native plants around the island. The albatrosses won't be back for a couple more weeks, so we're still trying to do projects that are easier when you don't have over a million birds around.
Since it was a beautiful day yesterday, we went out to Reef Hotel for a snorkel trip. The dolphins came and played around the boat for a bit. So it was another usual day.
Here's another Spectacled parrotfish. The fish make a lot of noise when they chomp on the coral. You can hear it very well underwater. These fish are also responsible for making a lot of the sand in the atoll by crushing up the coral that they eat.
This Laysan duck got its head stuck in a plastic ring from a bottlecap a while back. This happens quite a few times a year. We caught this one and got the ring off.