satellite view from PMNM
E komo mai; welcome! Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge is surrounded by a lei of foam in the middle of the North Pacific; it's a beautiful, special place.

Not only are there albatross on Midway, but many other interesting kinds of wildlife, both on the land and in the sea. Please enjoy exploring FOAM, an educational blog actively done while on Midway from May through August 2010. Posts are added from off-Midway, as information becomes available. If you're interested in a particular topic, please use the search box or the alphabetical list of "labels" along the left side of the blog page.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Welcome to Midway Atoll!

Barb: Aloha kakahiaka! It was so good to meet you face-to-face yesterday morning at Sunrise (see the S10 on our FOAM's Midway map page!)

I had just taken my new ducklings out for a swim and food forage...and there you were, together with the other 2 volunteers, Gary and Adam. So nice to meet all of you. I'll look forward to your occasional visits, as you gather data about our health.

I know you'll be pono (on good behavior) when you come to visit us: please walk up to our pond slowly and quietly, crouching low; you don't want to scare us, causing us to go into the water before we want to, or hide in the plants growing at the pond's edge.
I hope you enjoy this picture of me and 4 of my 7 ducklings from this year. Gary has a couple of nice close-ups of my kids on his blog entry for today. Again: welcome to Midway Atoll!


Auntie Moana said...

Barb's on island?! How come I haven't seen her? Barb: when are you coming to see me? I can hardly wait!!

Barb said...

Hi Auntie! Sorry: I've been sooooo busy trying to learn my way around. Adam (another new volunteer) and I have been trying to learn lots about our duties here on Midway; Gary, a volunteer who's been here for about 3 months, is doing a great job of showing us around. Gary said we'll start our work with you Laysan Albatross on Monday; so I hope to see you soon.
Since it's the weekend, I'm unpacking and settling in. This afternoon we may go on a boat to a snorkeling site!! I hope I get to see Uncle Ulua.