Monthly Archives: May 2013

Report from PACES: Papahānaumokuākea Associated Cetacean Ecology Survey

Overview by Amanda Bradford, Chief Scientist The Papahānaumokuākea Associated Cetacean Ecology Survey, or PACES, got underway on 7 May 2013 aboard the NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette.  The PACES team consists of 13 scientists who are carrying out seven integrated … Continue reading

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The final count: team removes 14 metric tons of marine debris from Midway Atoll

By Kevin O’Brien Members of the marine debris team of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) returned to Honolulu on April 19 from a 21-day marine debris survey and removal effort at Midway Atoll. Since the last blog update … Continue reading

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Successful Mariana Archipelago Ecosystem Science Plan Implementation Workshop: Report from Saipan

Over 20 representatives from CNMI and Guam including resource managers, scientists and local community members met for two days in Garapan, Saipan to share knowledge about past, current and future marine research in the Marianas Archipelago. Several sessions were held … Continue reading

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NOAA Science Operations and PIRO Monuments staff prepare for upcoming Mariana Archipelago Marine Ecosystem Science Implementation Workshop in Saipan.

The National Marine Fisheries Service Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center is partnering with the Pacific Islands Regional Office and Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) and Guam natural resource agencies and the University of Guam to prepare for an … Continue reading

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Don’t Panic! The reality of monk seal recovery in the main Hawaiian Islands (Part 1)

by Charles Littnan Since monk seals, a species native and unique to Hawaii, reestablished themselves on Niihau in the 1970’s there has been a slow return of the seals to the rest of the main Hawaiian Islands (MHI).  This recolonization … Continue reading

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Researchers complete surveys of coral disease off the north shore of Kaua`i

By Bernardo Vargas-Ángel Members of the benthic team of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) returned to Honolulu on May 8 from a week-long deployment on Kaua`i, where they conducted surveys as part of a project funded by PISFC … Continue reading

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