We had more visitors this week. The US Coast Guard Cutter Kukui came in for 5 days to work on the buoys marking our channel. We also had some Coast Guard visitors fly in on a C-130 for a meeting and a tour. The days are still fairly quiet around here without the albatross around, but the Bonin petrels are back and are fairly loud at night. Work is winding down on our lead paint remediation project for this year and we've got a lot of people leaving on the plane this week, so I took them out for a snorkel trip this afternoon. It was great as usual.
You might recognize Jan Vozenilek as one of the people filming the Midway movie with Chris Jordan. He's out here on a separate project for the Smithsonian Institution. He also helped me check Eastern Island seeps for sick or dead Laysan ducks. So far we haven't had any new sick or dead since our big outbreak last week.
The Wedge-tailed shearwater chicks are still fluffy but getting pretty big.
Here's a Moorish idol swimming around the coral. These are difficult to get pictures of because they are kind of shy.