Monthly Archives: June 2015

Where are all the Ranina ranina?

Where are all the Ranina ranina? By guest blogger Lauren Van Heukelem One main objective of the SE1503 cruise aboard NOAA ship Oscar Elton Sette was to survey the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) for Ranina ranina (Kona … Continue reading

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SE1503 – Sharks on the Ship and Videos from the Deep

By Guest Bloggers Cassie Pardee and Diona Drake Here we present another update from project SE1503 aboard NOAA ship Oscar Elton Sette performing fisheries oceanographic research in the Mariana Islands (11-27 June 2015). We have been trapping from the Sette … Continue reading

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Successful Rose Atoll Marine National Monument and American Samoa Ecosystem and Fisheries Research Prioritization Workshop

Over 30 representatives from American Samoa including resource managers, scientists and local community members met for two days (May 26-27, 2015) in Utulei, American Samoa to share knowledge about past, current and future marine research in the American Samoa Archipelago. … Continue reading

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Counting Fish: Bubbles or Not? Expedition underway to assess reef fish populations in the Main Hawaiian Islands

From June 14 to July 3, 2015, the NOAA Ship Hi‘ialakai will be the platform for a research cruise to gather data and improve assessments of the status of coral reef fish populations in the main Hawaiian Islands. Led by … Continue reading

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Project SE1503 Aboard NOAA Research Ship Oscar Elton Sette: Midwater Trawling & Soft-Bottom Trapping!

Big traps, Lobster traps, Minnow traps…Oh My! June 15, 2015 Written by PIFSC guest blogger Cassie Pardee Photos courtesy of Diona Drake and Don Kobayashi One of the many projects on SE15-03 is the deployment of different traps to varying … Continue reading

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Seafloor Mapping Mission Part 2: Hawai‘i Island

By John Rooney Our seafloor mapping mission began in early May with underwater video and photographic surveys of coral reef habitats along the shores of West Maui, as documented in Seafloor Mapping Mission: Maui. The second part of this mission, … Continue reading

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