Monthly Archives: June 2013

Acoustics Update from Research cruise SE-13-04 Kona Integrated Ecosystem Assessment

Using sound to gather ecosystem information This blog post comes from guest blogger, scientist Alexis Rudd. It’s 2:00 am and I’m on the NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette, locating dolphins in the dark. The water around the ship is inky … Continue reading

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Science-at-Sea Update from Research cruise SE-13-04 Kona Integrated Ecosystem Assessment

So what does science at sea look like? Here’s a look at a few of our operations in action: CTD casts, fluorometry, trawling, passive acoustic monitoring, and visual marine mammal observations. CTD casts and fluorometry Throughout the Kona IEA survey, … Continue reading

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Papahānaumokuākea Associated Cetacean Ecology Survey (PACES) Week 4 Field Report

Overview by Amanda Bradford, Chief Scientist The NOAA ship Oscar Elton Sette left the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM) on 4 June 2013 and arrived back to Pearl Harbor the following day, representing the end of the Papahānaumokuākea Associated Cetacean … Continue reading

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Update from Timor-Leste: team completes 50 surveys of reef fish and benthic communities in first week

By Paula Ayotte PIFSC scientists have been assessing and monitoring the coral reef ecosystems at islands and atolls in the central and western Pacific since 2000. The PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem (CRED) now is establishing baselines and initiating capacity building … Continue reading

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Trawling Update from Research cruise SE-13-04 Kona Integrated Ecosystem Assessment

Trawl Haul    One of our many operations on this Kona IEA survey is conducting mid-water trawls.  These trawls target the shallow sound scattering layer, a thick layer of small animals like crustaceans, gelatinous zooplankton, and small fish. Caption: The thick … Continue reading

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NOAA scientists, local partners mark Coral Triangle Day in Timor-Leste with capacity-building activities

By Brett Schumacher A team of researchers from the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) commemorated Coral Triangle Day on June 9 in Timor-Leste by participating in capacity-building activities with colleagues from the Timor-Leste Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) … Continue reading

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