Monthly Archives: September 2013

The final count: cruise for monitoring of effects of ocean and climate change in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands completed

By Chip Young Scientists from the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) recently completed a 17-day expedition to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, where they conducted coral reef monitoring surveys at Pearl and Hermes Atoll, Lisianski Island, and French Frigate Shoals. These … Continue reading

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SE-08-13 Update September 13: Six young seals captured for translocation and a better chance for survival

Members of the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program (HMSRP) completed the first objective during cruise SE13-08 aboard the NOAA R/V Oscar Elton Sette by successfully capturing and loading 6 seals at French Frigate Shoals (FFS), to be released in 2 … Continue reading

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Guam Fishing Derbies and Festival

Every summer, on the beautiful island of Guam, the fishing community gathers to partake in several fishing derbies and the Gupot Y Peskadot (Fishermen’s Festival). Helping contribute in each of these events were Eric Cruz, PIFSC Guam Territorial Science Liaison … Continue reading

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Visit to Johnston Atoll Wildlife Refuge: PIFSC SE-13-07 “Deep -7” Bottomfish research expedition blog

We visited Johnston Atoll today via small boat launches from the NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette. The story of the atoll is long and varied and it has had multiple uses throughout its history. At the end of WWII Johnston … Continue reading

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Shark Encounters: PIFSC SE-13-07 “Deep -7” Bottomfish research expedition blog

Shark interactions When we first arrived in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument waters off Johnston Atoll we started plotting bottomfish sampling locations using topography, currents and the EK-60 fish finder to identify areas of interest. However this was … Continue reading

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In search of the elusive bottomfish: PIFSC SE-13-07 “Deep -7” Bottomfish research expedition blog

Searching out Deep-7 bottomfish Extensive effort was required to collect a minimum of 30, and maximum of 50, fin-clip tissue samples from bottomfish in the Johnston Atoll area to conduct DNA analyses. Proposing the collection of 30 fin clips is … Continue reading

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