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.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Fred the Monkey Cares about Midway

Fred's first visit to Midway was about a year ago, in June 2009, when he came with his buddy, Ron Hirschi.  They were part of the PA`A program, and they learned a lot about Midway's environment, especially the impact of marine debris on wildlife.

Ron and Fred started the SOAR website to spread the word about stopping marine debris.  And they also travel around the world to bring the information directly to community and school groups.

This year Fred returned to Midway to join the PA`A 2010 group.  In the first picture he and friend Randi, a Big Island of Hawai`i teacher, are resting after having planted the native Hawaiian grass, Kawelu, or Bunch Grass (Eragrostis variabilis.)  Fred also shook hands/beaks with a new friend, a 2010 Laysan Albatross chick.


ron hirschi said...

Hmmmmm. I was wondering where that monkey had gone to......he was here one morning, then slipped away while I was fishing for salmon with Fred's dog, Monsoon. I had heard he was in England, or maybe it was Haiti or out on Long Island with some Chick he met last year out on Pihemanu.....never know with Fred. He has so many great friends.

Aloha nui, Ron H. Fredless on Marrowstone.

ps you guys need to stay out on that little island!

Barb said...

Yep: I for one would *love* to stay out here, say, through a complete continue this "edu-blog" through more than one season.