Local Palmerston Island natives coming out to visit the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953) ships in one of their small boats. Palmerston Island is a coral atoll in the Cook Islands in the Pacific Ocean. This was the first Scripps expedition to use scuba divers to explore the Pacific. Research ships Horizon and the Spencer F. Baird mapped seamounts and guyots and other features of the Pacific seafloor. January 12, 1953.
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