NOAA's <em>Okeanos Explorer</em> docked at Pearl Harbor prior to a 22-day expedition to the Monument. New species of deep-water algae, <em>Umbraulva kuaweuweu</em>, photographed by diver at 277 feet off Lisianski Island in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. President Bill Clinton, Buzzy Agard, Tammy and Isaac Harp, and Sylvia Earle at the announcement of the Executive Order establishing the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve in 2001 at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, DC. “Lightning Strikes Twice” and “In the Heart of the Sea.” Rare species at a depth of 300 feet at Kure Atoll in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Left: a new species of wrasse (family <em>Suezichthys</em>). Center: unidentified species of sea urchin. Right: Struhsaker’s damselfish (<em>Chromis struhsakeri</em>), never before seen by divers (this species of fish was previously known only from deep trawls and submersible observations).
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