The "Searching for Wisdom" Expedition
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service recorded Earle's visit, during which she took photos of local marine and wildlife, including green sea turtles, Laysan albatross and the recently reintroduced endangered Laysan ducks.
Here, a look at some of the photos documenting Earle's exciting expedition.
Departing for the Deep
Expedition's First Dive
Marine Predator in Danger
"We used to worry about man-eating sharks. Now we worry about man eating sharks," Earle said regarding the large decline of the predators, which play a vital role in balancing ocean ecosystems.
The Challenge of Marine Debris
Cleaning Up the Beach
"Protecting nature is what we must do if we are to survive," Earle said in a statement.