Monthly Archives: May 2016

SE16-02: Jumping in the deep end

by Motusaga Vaeoso Training in standard fish survey methods for the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center’s reef fish survey project was difficult, intensive work. As the new coral reef monitoring technician for the American Samoa Coral Reef Advisory Group (CRAG), … Continue reading

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White Caps, Painted Dolphins, and Sperm Whales Galore!

by Marie C. Hill, Andrea R. Bendlin, Allan D. Ligon, and Adam Ü After having to skip our surveys off Saipan last year because of the damage from Typhoon Soudelor, we were happy to return during 7-18 May 2016 to continue … Continue reading

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SE16-02: American Samoa Reef Fish Survey Summary

by Adel Heenan and Marc Nadon For the past three weeks, the NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette has been the support platform for the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center’s reef fish survey project. This research project was led by the … Continue reading

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How Does Energy Reach the Top of the Food Web?

A paper coauthored by PIFSC scientists looks at how energy makes its way to the top of the central North Pacific food web. The scientists used information on what marine organisms across the food web eat to build a food … Continue reading

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SE16-02: Re-Breather diving in Samoa; counting fish without bubbles

by Jamie Barlow “Team Redundant” is what we proudly call ourselves; we are the re-breather team on the R/V Steel Toe and silently dive with the goal to count and size reef fish. For the next couple of weeks PIFSC … Continue reading

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