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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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Taking Out Trash

by Kevin O’Brien A friend of mine from Idaho just said to me, “you know, it’s good to have a job that lets you make piles.” I smiled immediately because I totally agree with him. He said, “There’s nothing like … Continue reading

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An Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management Planning workshop in North Samar, Philippines

by Supin Wongbusarakum “As a government employee, I will share all my knowledge and put in all my effort by doing my tasks the best I can to ensure success of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) plan. Being … Continue reading

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A Big Picture for the Big Island

by Megan Joyce and Amanda Dillon The ocean off the west coast of Hawai‘i Island is home to an especially vibrant marine ecosystem. This coastal region is teeming with bright fish, sea urchins and shellfish, green sea turtles, spinner dolphins, … Continue reading

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