Limited time at each location means working around the clock to get the work done.
The original plan, to visit islands in the south of the archipelago, had to be nixed. When the team heads north next week, they’ll also go off the grid.
Ornithologist Brian Smith and colleagues are on a month-long Constantine S. Niarchos expedition to the Southwest Pacific.
The expedition team reaches their final camp and finds several uncommon species of birds as well as more snakes, skinks, geckos, lizards, frogs, and bats.