Monthly Archives: March 2013

Water Quality Monitoring in Tutuila: A Workshop for Educators

On March 9th, in collaboration with the Western Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Council, the NOAA OceanWatch – Central Pacific held a 1-day water quality monitoring workshop for educators in Pago Pago, American Samoa (AS). The event was attended by over … Continue reading

Posted in Ecosystems and Oceanography

Student-Led Water Quality Monitoring at Manoa Valley Watershed

During the summer months of 2007-2010, the NOAA OceanWatch – Central Pacific office partnered with the University of Hawaii GEARUP program to provide under-represented minority students from Farrington High School with the opportunity of participating in the Mālama Ke Ahupua`a … Continue reading

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NOAA scientists train high-level fisheries and environment officials of the Philippines on an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management

By Adel Heenan and Kathryn Dennis Dr. Rusty Brainard, Dr. Adel Heenan, and Mr. Max Sudnovsky of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) facilitated a training workshop on an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) for leaders, executive, and decision … Continue reading

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Monk seal team responds to hooked seal

By Michelle Barbieri, DVM [Dr. Michelle Barbieri is the lead of NOAA’s Hawaiian Monk Seal Health and Disease Program and a Conservation Medicine Intern for NOAA’s Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program (MMHSRP).  Michelle not only leads monk seal health research … Continue reading

Posted in Protected Species

It’s the start of the Hawaiian monk seal pupping season!

By Thea Johanos It’s springtime, and Hawaiian monk seal pups are starting to be born across the island chain. The first pup was born on 3/3 at Kure Atoll, located at the far end of the chain in the Northwestern … Continue reading

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Researchers continue study of pollution effects on coral health off West Maui

By Erin Looney Erin Looney of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) recently worked with Darla White of the Division of Aquatic Resources of the Hawai`i Department of Land and Natural Resources to collect water samples off West Maui. … Continue reading

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