The following are pictures and descriptions
of organisims found on October 11, 2006.
Elbow crab, (Family: Parthenopidae, Genus/species: suspected as Thyrolambrus sp.) was found in one of the traps placed at 750 feet.
Blue dragon nudibranch, Pteraeolidia
Jeweled anemone crab, Dardanus gemmatus.
Collected in deep set trap, ~750 feet.
Red algae. Kallymenia sp. Hand collected at lagoon patch reef.
Red sea star. Ophidiaster duncani.
You cannot see them, but they are there!
Water samples are pressed through tiny filters that capture the microbes.
After the expedition these samples will be sent to Woods Hole Oceanographic
Institute for identification.
*All images and information from French Frigate Shoals are provided
courtesy of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument,
Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge, the Northwestern Hawaiian
Islands State Marine Refuge, and NOAA's Pacific Islands Fisheries
Science Center in accordance with permit numbers NWHIMNM-2006-015,
2006-01, 2006-017, and DLNR.NWHI06R021 and associated amendments.
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activities of the ship: what research is being done that
day, what the weather is like, what's for dinner, etc.
or semi-daily personal journal entries by the particpants
in the expedition. These journals do not necessarily reflect
the positions of any of the agencies connected with this
Interviews with expedition participants, scientists,
vessel crew, educators, etc.
Highlights or special information such as interesting
discoveries or related research.