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An Ocean of Life

By Rebecca Ingram Living on an island, it is easy to see how intertwined our lives are with the ocean. We benefit daily from the ocean’s many resources, whether it be going fishing, diving, or simply walking along the shoreline. … Continue reading

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Lancetfish on the (Long) Line

You’ve probably heard of fish such as bigeye tuna and mahi mahi, but what about lancetfish?  Hawaii’s longline fishery catches lancetfish at about the same rate at tuna, but lancetfish aren’t very tasty so they don’t make it back to … Continue reading

Posted in Ecosystems and Oceanography, Uncategorized

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

Posted in Ecosystems and Oceanography

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

Posted in Ecosystems and Oceanography, Scientific Operations

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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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

Posted in Ecosystems and Oceanography, Scientific Operations