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About NOAA Fisheries PIFSC

NOAA's Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center conducts scientific research & monitoring that support the conservation and management of living marine resources.

Checking the Ocean’s Pulse with Plankton

By Joseph Bennington-Castro At the very core of the marine food web you’ll find plankton, which are tiny organisms that propagate and feed the rest of the ocean’s marine life — indirectly feeding everyone who enjoys seafood. Plankton, by definition, are small … Continue reading

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PIFSC Young Scientist Opportunity (PYSO) Program Accepting Applications This February for 2016 Summer Internships

The 2016 PIFSC Young Scientist Opportunity (PYSO) program website has been updated with the four new projects available this summer. 2016 Pacific Islands Deep Sea Coral Exploration Story Map Growth Rate, Residency Times, and Foraging Ecology of Juvenile Green Turtles … Continue reading

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We are sailing across the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands aboard the NOAA Research Vessel Oscar Elton Sette. 

The Sette is a working ship: Researchers undertake numerous scientific endeavors; engineers ensure the engines pulse and drive us forward; officers keep us sailing safely; stewards create amazing meals and keep everyone happy; and the crew makes sure that everything … Continue reading

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NOAA’s A.R.C. Sets Sail: The Hawaiian Monk Seal Assessment and Recovery Camps Cruise is Headed Back to the NWHI

Aloha from on board the NOAA Research Vessel Oscar Elton Sette as we undertake our mission to help the endangered Hawaiian monk seal. Our cruise, formally known as SE-15-06, is to support our annual Hawaiian Monk Seal Assessment and Recovery … Continue reading

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Successful China/USA Sea Turtle Workshop Conducted in Hawaii

Nine Chinese scientists participated in an invitational China/USA Sea Turtle Workshop convened in Honolulu, Hawaii August 25-29, 2014. The workshop was conducted under the auspices of the Bilateral Living Marine Resources (LMR) initiative of NMFS Headquarters and the Chinese Academy … Continue reading

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Science Camp allows Hawaii students to learn what it takes to be a marine scientist

NOAA Fisheries recently held a first annual Science Camp at the NOAA Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center (IRC). The camp hosted 60 middle school students as well as six teachers from schools around the island of Oahu. The target audience … Continue reading

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