Category Archives: Scientific Operations

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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BFISH: Studying the Deep 7 to support sustainable fisheries

by Ben Richards and Amanda Dillon The “Deep 7” are seven fish species that live near the seafloor in deep water off the coast of Hawai‘i: onaga, opakapaka, ehu, kalekale, gindai, lehi and hapu‘upu‘u. These bottomfish are incredibly valuable both … Continue reading

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Creating a “Community” for the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument

by Hoku Johnson How do managers effectively spread the word about the natural splendors of a large, extremely remote place?  Who is the “community” of people that will provide advice to NOAA and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service managers on … Continue reading

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Building capacity in the U.S. Territories

by Dr. Edward DeMartini “Wow! That looks like great abstract art,” said John Gourley, one of the participants in a workshop/tutorial that I conducted. “The colors are amazing.” As part of the Fish Life History Program at PIFSC, I had … Continue reading

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Helping Local Agencies in Guam and Saipan Understand the Life Histories of Their Fishes

By Dr. Allen H. Andrews Understanding the age of a fish helps managers understand the population dynamics of a fish stock. For example, at what age is a fish species able to reproduce? Is its natural life span long or … Continue reading

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SE16-02: Re-Breather diving in Samoa; counting fish without bubbles

by Jamie Barlow “Team Redundant” is what we proudly call ourselves; we are the re-breather team on the R/V Steel Toe and silently dive with the goal to count and size reef fish. For the next couple of weeks PIFSC … Continue reading

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