Monthly Archives: November 2013

Motorboat Operator Certification Course (MOCC) and Open Water Module (OWM) in American Samoa

The first ever Motorboat Operator Certification Course (MOCC) and Open Water Module (OWM) were conducted September 16-19 and 23-25, 2013 respectively, in American Samoa. The courses were held in large part to fulfill the needs of National Parks Service (Department … Continue reading

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Researchers complete surveys of coral reef ecosystems around O`ahu

By Bernardo Vargas-Ángel Members of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) recently concluded a two-week deployment on O`ahu, where they conducted surveys of coral reef ecosystems as part of the Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP) in … Continue reading

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Students to connect with NOAA coral reef scientists

Students across the globe will engage tomorrow and next week with two scientists from the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division through interactive webcasts and social media dialogue. Kevin Lino and Roberto Venegas, both also team members of NOAA’s Coral Reef … Continue reading

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What a drag? Impacts of research instruments attached to marine animals

NOAA Fisheries and University of British Columbia scientists published a study on the effects of tagging aquatic animals in the journal Methods of Ecology and Evolution. Their research, using casts of marine turtles in a wind tunnel, has produced useful … Continue reading

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