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Update from the Field: Have You Seen These Whales?

By Marie Hill and Amanda Bradford When we last checked in, our team of scientists was waiting for the weather in Saipan to clear up so we could get back on the water to look for more endangered western North … Continue reading

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A Whale of a Week in Saipan: Dispatches from the Field

By Marie Hill and Amanda Bradford It’s #WhaleWeek and a team of PIFSC scientists is on a mission to find endangered western North Pacific humpback whales off the coast of Saipan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Marie … Continue reading

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24 days, 900 buckets, 4 seals,…

It is the end of another Hawaiian monk seal field season.  The research cruise to pick up all of our field teams has returned, and our Chief Scientist for the cruise, Stacie Robinson, reflects on the experience. …580 water jugs, … Continue reading

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A twenty minute boat ride to safety

French Frigate Shoals has earned a reputation as one of the more challenging sites in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands – both for monk seals and monk seal camp biologists. Why?  Life can be hard at French Frigate Shoals!  Once the … Continue reading

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Does this belong to you? A short photo essay of monk seals and trash at Laysan Island

As the Oscar Elton Sette continues down the Northwestern Hawaiian Island chain, picking up each of the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program A.R.C. teams, we continue to get impressions from each camp.  Campers at Laysan were struck by the commonality … Continue reading

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Fantastic Fieldcamp Foodstuffs

Program Note: As we travel through the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands picking up our field camps we have asked each island crew to share a tale or two of their life and adventures during this summer field season.  This entry is … Continue reading

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