Monthly Archives: April 2013

Marianas ecosystem science workshop

Marianas Trench Marine National Monument and Marianas Archipelago Ecosystem Science Implementation Workshop May 21-22, 2013  Saipan! NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Region, in coordination with natural resource agencies from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and Guam, is convening a 2-day … Continue reading

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Indonesia moves toward an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management

By Megan Moews In a concerted effort to reach high-level officials throughout the Coral Triangle region, NOAA has now led 2-day training workshops titled “Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management for Leaders, Executives and Decision-makers” (EAFM LEAD) in 4 of the … Continue reading

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Researchers use underwater vehicles to survey bottomfishes near Maui Nui

By John Rooney Jeremy Taylor, Jeff Anderson, and John Rooney of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division are participating in a PIFSC cruise (SE-13-02) for insular bottomfish surveys on April 15–29 aboard the NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette in an … Continue reading

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Update from Midway Atoll: team removes Japan tsunami boat, 9 metric tons of marine debris

By Kevin O’Brien Staff members of the marine debris team of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) are near the end of a 21-day mission to survey and remove marine debris at Midway Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. As … Continue reading

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Animal Autopsies: Gaining Insights From Death to Help the Living

by Michelle Barbieri, DVM One Friday morning a couple of weeks ago, long before most people finished their morning coffee, the vet lab set to work preparing for some unpleasant handiwork. Our “patient” was a dead stillborn pup, RNX1, retrieved … Continue reading

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Researchers continue studies of effects of water circulation and sedimentation on benthic communities at Faga`alu Bay, American Samoa

By Bernardo Vargas-Ángel Members of the benthic and oceanography teams of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) are on a 2-week deployment on Tutuila, American Samoa, as part of 2 projects funded by NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program. Both projects … Continue reading

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