A critically endangered Hawaiian monk seal sleeping soundly on the beach. ( Pearl and Hermes Atoll )
 Hawaiian monk seals resting on Sand Island at low tide. The islet is awash at high tide. ( Pearl and Hermes Atoll )
 A green sea turtle swimming below the Cargo Pier. ( Midway Atoll )
 The invasive verbesina plant might bloom beautifully, but it also chokes out native plants and can grow densely enough to inhibit Laysan albatross chicks from being able to extend their wings while learning how to fly. ( Pearl and Hermes Atoll )
 Sooty terns nest in a dense colony on Southeast Island. ( Pearl and Hermes Atoll )
 Black-footed albatross chicks swarm an adult while begging for a regurgitated meal.  ( Pearl and Hermes Atoll )
 An adult male Hawaiian monk seal rests on the beach after spending the previous week at sea traveling several hundred miles and diving to over a thousand feet to feed on lobsters and eels.  ( Laysan Island )
 A Laysan albatross poses with the Battle of Midway Memorial.  ( Midway Atoll )
 One remaining WWII naval gun still guards the shoreline of Eastern Island.  ( Midway Atoll )
 Juvenile brown boobies perched into the onshore winds on Eastern Island.  ( Midway Atoll )
 A Hawaiian monk seal sleeps against the WWII pillbox on Sand Island.  ( Midway Atoll )
 A weaned Hawaiian monk seal pup plays an old military dump, now commonly known as Rusty Bucket.  ( Midway Atoll )
 This Laysan albatross chick has left its nest, walked to the beach, and is almost ready to fly out to sea.  ( Midway Atoll )
 Two male Hawaiian monk seals fight for beach dominance and the attention of a female seal (that had already fled the scene).  ( Pearl and Hermes Atoll )
 A young Hawaiian monk seal sleeps half-submerged in the calm lagoon of Southeast Island.  ( Pearl and Hermes Atoll )
 Some of the seas and skies encountered while boating around the atoll during a multiple-month science field season.  ( Pearl and Hermes Atoll )
 A newborn masked booby stays warm off the ground on top of their parent's foot.  ( Pearl and Hermes Atoll )
 Seals that roll in the sand are known as “shake-and-bake” to the scientists who study them.  (Laysan Island)
 Ready to fledge, these black-footed albatross chicks have left their inland nests and grouped together at the shoreline.  ( Pearl and Hermes Atoll )
 Black-footed albatross mates dance in a orchestrated routine after reuniting on the beach.  ( Pearl and Hermes Atoll )
 Growing larger, this Hawaiian monk seal pup calls for another meal of its mother's milk.  ( Pearl and Hermes Atoll )
 Sooty terns float on sea breezes near their colony.  ( Pearl and Hermes Atoll )
 An adult black-footed albatross returns to land to feed it's chick a regurgitated meal.  ( Pearl and Hermes Atoll )
 King tides flood a normally dry area of Southeast Island where brown boobies nest.  As climate change causes ocean levels to rise, situations like this will happen more often.  It is unknown if this egg survived.  ( Pearl and Hermes Atoll )
 A yearling Hawaiian monk seal sleeps with marine debris bottles.  (Pearl and Hermes)
 A mother green sea turtle crawls to the ocean after spending her night digging a pit nest and laying eggs deep under a protective layer of sand. ( Laysan Island )
 Red-tailed tropicbird soaring in an onshore breeze.  ( Pearl and Hermes Atoll )
 The first touch of noses between a Hawaiian monk seal mother and her pup, born only a few minutes earlier.  ( Laysan Island )
 This mother teaches her Hawaiian monk seal pup how to swim.  ( Pearl and Hermes Atoll )
 Great frigatebirds perch on the broken remains of a fishing boat that washed ashore on Seal-Kittery Island.  ( Pearl and Hermes Atoll )
 Black-footed albatross chicks waiting on the beach to fledge.  ( Pearl and Hermes Atoll )
 Black-footed albatross run across the surface of the water to become airborne while at sea.  ( Pearl and Hermes Atoll )
 Bird Island has enough area to host three resting Hawaiian monk seals at low tide.  ( Pearl and Hermes Atoll )
 A Hawaiian monk seal peacefully asleep in the lagoon on Southeast Island.  ( Pearl and Hermes Atoll )
 A young Hawaiian monk seal sleeps on exposed reef after spending several weeks feeding at sea. Algae sometimes grows in their fur and temporarily turns them green. ( Pearl and Hermes Atoll )
 An endangered Laysan Finch among scattered marine debris.  (Pearl and Hermes Atoll)
 A young Hawaiian monk seal learning how to be a seal in the shallows of Eastern Island.  ( Midway Atoll )
 Three-month-old Hawaiian monk seal pups socializing in the shallows.  ( Laysan Island )
 Juvenile boobies use the broken National Wildlife Refuge sign as a perch on Southeast Island.  ( Pearl and Hermes Atoll )
 Two crosses memorialize the deaths of a pair of Japanese workers during guano mining activities in the early 1900’s. (Laysan Island)
 Wildlife encounters in the Hawaiian monk seal field camp: noddy terns perch, and poop on, every possible surface (upper left), black-footed albatross chicks nest in the sand on the shoreline (upper right), an endangered Laysan finch invades the kitchen tent (lower left), and two Hawaiian monk seals rest in the entrance of the office tent (lower right).  ( Pearl and Hermes Atoll )
 A clear Milky Way over the NOAA field camp tents.  ( Pearl and Hermes Atoll )
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