Monthly Archives: August 2013

Reef monitoring cruise in the main Hawaiian Islands completed: preliminary results from fish surveys

Last Friday afternoon, Aug. 23, the NOAA Ship Hi`ialakai returned to Honolulu from a Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP) cruise (HA-13-04) during which staff of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) and partners conducted surveys of … Continue reading

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The invisible crowd: update on reef monitoring cruise in main Hawaiian Islands

By Emma George In addition to surveys of reef fishes and benthic invertebrates in the main Hawaiian Islands, studies of microbial communities were part of the Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP) cruise aboard the NOAA Ship Hi`ialakai … Continue reading

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Day 3 – PIFSC SE-13-07 “Deep -7” Bottomfish research expedition blog

Tuesday August 20th 2013, is the third day aboard NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette and the scientists are settling into life at sea. The weather has been fine and everyone hopes it continues. Prior to reaching the first sampling station … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) SE-13-07 “Deep -7” Bottomfish research expedition blog

On Sunday August 18th 2013 scientists aboard the NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette departed Ford Island Hawaii (NOAA’s soon to be new home) en route to waters of Johnston Atoll. This research expedition will be engaged in a 19-day research … Continue reading

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The final count: summary of mission to assess reef fish assemblages, build capacity in Timor-Leste

By Kevin Lino Researchers from the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) recently completed a successful mission to assess coral reef fish assemblages in nearshore (<18 m), coastal waters off the northern coastlines of Timor-Leste—in conjunction with the Timor-Leste Ministry … Continue reading

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Mission at Kure Atoll focused on study of effects of climate change and ocean acidification

By Chip Young To be working in Honolulu one day and then be scuba diving to conduct coral reef research in one of the world’s most remote atolls by the next morning is a surreal experience. Such a swift change … Continue reading

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