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This is the end, beautiful friend, the end

by Molly Timmers After three days of travel across space and time, we arrived in Dili, the capital of Timor-Leste. This country is located about an hour’s flight northwest from Darwin, Australia across the Timor Sea. It shares its border … Continue reading

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Philippines-U.S. Exchange Knowledge in Marine Resource Management

by Megan Moews-Asher What makes a successful exchange span from across an agency to across nations? The people! Recently, a group of high-level and expert scientists, managers, policymakers, and law enforcement officials from the Philippines and U.S. came together in … Continue reading

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What Happens When A Poisonous Fish Gets Poisoned?

by Melanie Abecassis and Thierry Work Between June and October 2010, beach-goers all around the Hawaiian Islands were discovering dead pufferfish on the beach or distressed in the ocean, puffed up and floating. In some cases, puffers were found in pairs … Continue reading

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What happens to reef fish after coral bleaching?

by Adel Heenan For the past month, researchers aboard the NOAA Ship Hi‘ialakai have been navigating across the Pacific Ocean to survey coral reef ecosystems at remote Wake Atoll and the Mariana Archipelago. This expedition includes additional surveys at Jarvis … Continue reading

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Uncovering the Mysteries of the Mesopelagic

By Beth Francis, Bangor University UK Have you ever thought about the mysterious dwellers of the deep ocean? Six months ago, I thought of these species only as scary-looking creatures in horror movies and nature documentaries. Now, after flying across … Continue reading

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A Fish That Shapes The Reef

By Andrew E. Gray Every three years, scientists from NOAA’s Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) visit Wake Atoll to survey corals, assess the fish populations, and collect oceanographic data for a long-term monitoring effort—the Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program … Continue reading

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