Surprise Atoll-Four days (Nov. 19-22, 2013) were spent surveying the gorgeous reefs of Surprise Atoll.

Surface interval

Surface interval

NCSU61 (Nov. 19, 2013)

NCSU61 sampled colonies (n=5)

NCSU62 (Nov. 19, 2013)-Did not dive at NCSU63-NCSU66

Attacked (literally!) by frigate birds en route to the site of night dive 5 (Nov. 20, 2013)

Surprise Atoll-New Caledonia night dive 5 (Nov. 20, 2013)

NC-night dive 5 sampled colonies (n=7): day. No daytime images were taken of colonies 103 and 104; please see the night time images posted below for the associated data for these colonies.

New Caledonia night dive #5 sampled colonies (n=7): night

NCSU67 (Nov. 21, 2013)-no colonies sampled

NCSU68 (Nov. 21, 2013)-no colonies sampled

NCSU69 (Nov. 22, 2013)-no colonies sampled

NCSU70 (Nov. 22, 2013)-no colonies sampled

NCSU71 (Nov. 22, 2013)

Flat seas in New Caledonia's beautiful northern atolls

NCSU74 (Nov. 23, 2013)-no colonies sampled. Sites 72-73 were at Portail.