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Emon Beach Dive

I went on a great dive yesterday just off of Emon Beach. We saw a big sea anemone with a few good-sized clownfish, a moray eel, a large grouper, a large porcupinefish, another smaller pufferfish, two little boxfish, an octopus, … Continue reading

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Day 1 – USS Missouri

I made it back to Kwajalein today after a fantastic and fun-filled week of vacation with my family! I have a lot of photos to sort through and post, so will try to not bite off too much at any … Continue reading

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Kona Manta Ray Dive

BEST. DIVE. EVER. When well over a dozen manta rays are swimming all around you in a feeding frenzy and bumping into you, it is utter chaos, and yet thoroughly exhilarating!!!! Yesterday I went on two dives off the coast … Continue reading

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Back to Civilization

“Grande hot chocolate!” I’d been waiting to say those words for months. Today (yesterday?) I flew out of Kwajalein for the first time. I’m beginning a week-long vacation with my family, who I will be meeting up with at the … Continue reading

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Why A 100mm Macro Lens Is Sometimes Too Much

On February 23rd, I went on a night dive at the Japanese ski boat area wreck. I put on the 100mm macro lens as I wanted to photograph the yellow tube anemones. I did not get the photo I had … Continue reading

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Mission Night

THIS is what I’m here for. This is what pays for all of us to come and enjoy Kwaj. Vandenberg launched a Minuteman III as a test (Google it for more info) and my fellow meteorologists and I provided weather … Continue reading

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Octopus Dive

Last night I went on a night dive at Emon Beach and saw not one but TWO octopuses! Other highlights include seeing one of the red carpet anemones ball up (first time I’d seen that, it was pretty awesome) and … Continue reading

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A Bird’s Eye View (aka My First Chopper Ride)

This morning I had the pleasure of accompanying one of the weather station technicians on a brief trip to Gagan, an island on the northeast side of the atoll, not far south of Roi-Namur. The big reason I wanted to … Continue reading

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So Much To Do, So Little Time…

It’s hard for me to believe sometimes that I’ve been on Kwaj for over 6 months. A week from Sunday I’ll actually be at my 7-month mark. How time flies! Other than keeping busy at work, I have been able … Continue reading

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Dewaruci

One of the perks of living on Kwaj is seeing interesting ships and aircraft stop in from around the world. The Indonesian Navy tall ship Dewaruci recently arrived (see photo, below), and today the crew marched through the street of … Continue reading

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