Monthly Archives: April 2014

Cetacean surveys of the southern Marianas: Guam (April 22-27, 2014)

By Marie Hill Although we didn’t encounter the elusive humpback whales, our surveys off Guam proved to be just as interesting as those off Saipan, Tinian, and Aguijan. During our six survey days we covered 408 km of trackline and … Continue reading

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SE-14-02 Fishing Community Outreach: MHI Comparison of Fishery-Independent Sampling Methods Project

On April 12, 2014 the NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette hosted an open house to focus on the efforts of our cooperative research partners to further the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center’s efforts to continually improve abundance estimates for stock … Continue reading

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SE-14-02 AUV: MHI Comparison of Fishery-Independent Sampling Methods Project

As you’ve probably noticed, AUVs are getting a lot of attention recently. AUVs, or Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, are on the cutting edge of ocean exploration and science. AUVs have been used to explore Arctic & Antarctic waters beneath the ice, … Continue reading

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Cetacean surveys of the southern Marianas: Saipan, Tinian, and Aguijan (April 11 – 19, 2014)

By Marie Hill We have returned to the Marianas to conduct small boat surveys and to look for cetaceans in the waters surrounding Saipan, Tinian, Aguijan, and Guam (Figure 1). We timed these surveys with humpback whales in mind. We … Continue reading

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SE-14-02 BotCam: MHI Comparison of Fishery-Independent Sampling Methods Project

The BotCam is one of four types of fishery-independent survey gear used as part of the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center’s (PIFSC) Comparison of Fishery-Independent Methods to Sample Main Hawaiian Islands Bottomfish project. The BotCam was developed by Danny Merritt … Continue reading

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Guam outreach: PIFSC Commercial Fisheries Biosampling Project (CFBS)

2014 has started off with multiple outreach opportunities to showcase the PIFSC Commercial Fisheries Biosampling Project (CFBS) to various communities around Guam. So far, there have been two school presentations, and 2 community events that Eric Cruz, Guam Field Office … Continue reading

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