Monthly Archives: October 2012

Mapping cruise to study coral reefs of Manu`a Islands, American Samoa

Scientists from the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) and American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR) are about to embark on a 13-day research cruise to map and characterize the coral reef ecosystems around the Manu`a Islands … Continue reading

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New data on benthic cover at Guam now available

Since the first cruise of the Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP) in 2000, NOAA Fisheries has used towed-diver surveys to provide large-scale assessments of benthic habitats. This survey method involves towing scuba divers behind a small boat … Continue reading

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Team embarks on field mission in Timor-Leste

DILI, Timor-Leste — Handshakes followed an animated bilingual exchange in which people from two very different nations worked together on plans for upcoming field activities in Timor-Leste that are part of a 5-year partnership to build the capacity of the … Continue reading

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New Ecosystems and Oceanography paper looks at possible climate effects and fishing impacts on the Central North Pacific

Scientists from the Ecosystems and Oceanography Division of the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center in collaboration with Scientists from the University of British Columbia and NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory recently published a paper in the journal Climatic Change looking … Continue reading

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PIFSC draft Science Plan (2012)

The public is invited to provide comment on the PIFSC draft science plan through November 15th. The plan can be accessed off our homepage at: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/index.php Or directly at: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/do/pifsc_science_plan_second_draft_oct_5_2012.pdf The intent of this plan is to organize, prioritize, and … Continue reading

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NOAA Fisheries at Hawaii Fishing and Seafood Festival, October 7th

NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands participated in the 7th Annual Hawaii Seafood and Fishing Festival this weekend which annually draws about 20,000 people. This year NOAA Fisheries had six booths illustrating the NOAA Fisheries mission in the central and western Pacific. … Continue reading

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