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Snapshots

  1. Bird Guano

    Snapshot Title: Bird Guano
    Taken by: Jon Brack

    Image: Southeast Island, Pearl and Hermes Atoll
    Image Owner: Jon Brack



    Description:

    The sign is one of the highest points on the island and a popular place for birds to rest, usually Brown-footed Boobies but also this Noddy Tern.



  2. Learning to Fly

    Snapshot Title: Learning to Fly
    Taken by: Jon Brack

    Image: Southeast Island, Pearl and Hermes Atoll
    Image Owner: Jon Brack



    Description:

    A Sooty Tern chick practicing with their wings.



  3. Verbesina

    Snapshot Title: Verbesina
    Taken by: Jon Brack

    Image: Southeast Island, Pearl and Hermes Atoll
    Image Owner: Jon Brack



    Description:

    A invasive weed that nearly covers Southeast Island. On Kure Atoll, the verbesina grows tall enough to trap the Laysan Albatross chicks.



  4. Sleeping Monk Seals

    Snapshot Title: Sleeping Monk Seals
    Taken by: Jon Brack

    Image: Southeast Island, Pearl and Hermes Atoll
    Image Owner: Jon Brack



    Description:

    A group of juveniles resting together.



  5. Laysan Albatross chicks

    Snapshot Title: Laysan Albatross chicks
    Taken by: Jon Brack

    Image: Southeast Island, Pearl and Hermes Atoll
    Image Owner: Jon Brack



    Description:

    Near and on the fallen middle of the Southeast Island sign. We would have repaired the sign except that birds have started nesting underneath it.



  6. Monk Seal camp

    Snapshot Title: Monk Seal camp
    Taken by: Jon Brack

    Image: Southeast Island, Pearl and Hermes Atoll
    Image Owner: Jon Brack



    Description:

    Five tents, two boats and three people for five weeks.



  7. No Trespassing

    Snapshot Title: No Trespassing
    Taken by: Jon Brack

    Image: Southeast Island, Pearl and Hermes Atoll
    Image Owner: Jon Brack



    Description:

    A warning to poachers who use to devistate these islands. Written in Japanese on the lower right of the sign.



  8. Resting Green Sea Turtle

    Snapshot Title: Resting Green Sea Turtle
    Taken by: Jon Brack

    Image: Southeast Island, Pearl and Hermes Atoll
    Image Owner: Jon Brack



    Description:

    Covered in sand to avoid the sun's intense heat.