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.

Midway Atoll Links

alphabetical listing of interesting websites about Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, and its wildlife --

albatross education and outreach
Oikonos' Ocean Stewardship: Education and Outreach -- lots of information about albatross boluses and marine debris; short video of a bolus dissection

bird pictures from PNMN
albatross, boobies, petrels, frigate birds, tropic birds, shearwaters, terns

blog by Gary
written by Gary Nielsen during his months as a volunteer on Midway Atoll NWR, Jan. - May 2009 and again Jan. - May 2010

blog by PA`A participants
2 diverse groups of educators and leaders; each group came together on Midway for an experiential leadership program, summers 2009 and 2010

blog by Pete
written by Pete Leary during his year working in wildlife management on Midway Atoll NWR, June 2007 - June 2008

fish pictures from PNMN
sharks, rays, ulua (trevally, jacks), and many kinds of colorful reef fish

Friends of Midway Atoll
a non-profit organization that supports projects on Midway Atoll

invertebrate pictures from PNMN
corals, jelly animals, sea stars, sea cucumbers, sea urchins, octopus, snails, oysters, nudibranchs, crabs, shrimp, lobster, worms

mammal pictures from PMNM
whales, dolphins, seals

Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge
the official government website for the Refuge

Midway Journey
Photographer Chris Jordan and his team return to Midway; wonderful photographs, short videos and thought-provoking posts

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
the official government website for the Monument located in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, of which Midway Atoll NWR is a part

plants (marine) from PNMN
algae, seaweed, limu -- brown, red and green; seagrass

"Our goal is to help kids have fun learning about the water world while finding new ways of ending the stream of plastic [marine] debris…."

turtle pictures from PNMN
green (honu), hawksbill (honu 'ea), leatherback and loggerhead sea turtles

Whalegeeks' Midway pictures
These are especially beautiful wildlife pictures taken by a Midway visitor, spring 2010; enjoy!

more links will be added periodically