Monthly Archives: May 2015

Maintaining historic connections to waters of the Islands Unit of the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument

The Marianas Trench Marine National Monument (MTMNM) is a large-scale MPA established by US President George W. Bush by presidential proclamation in 2009. The MTMNM encompasses 61 million acres of ocean and although the nearest human communities are over 300 … Continue reading

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Seafloor Mapping Mission: Maui

By Kell Bliss On 1 May 2015, four members of the EcoSpatial Information Team (ESI) in the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division, of NOAA’s Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, traveled to Maui to begin the first part of a two-part field … Continue reading

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Dolphin Storms and Whales and Dolphins

By Eric Mooney If you’ve happened to be paying attention to the weather in the western Pacific near Guam and the Marianas Archipelago this week, Typhoon Dolphin might sound familiar. Remarkably, the storm just so happens to coincide with the … Continue reading

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Whale & dolphin research outreach in Saipan

By Marie Hill and Andrea Bendlin We represented the PIFSC Cetacean Research Program (CRP) when we visited Saipan 4-6 May, 2015 for education and outreach. We gave presentations at Saipan Southern High, William S. Reyes, Garapan Elementary, and Saipan International … Continue reading

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