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Scientists assess reef fish and benthic communities, monitor effects of ocean acidification off Timor-Leste

By Max Sudnovsky The PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) today began a mission to conduct surveys to provide quantitative assessments of reef fishes and benthic cover and collect water samples that will be used as baselines to monitor long-term … Continue reading

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Study reveals differences in coral development within Faga`alu Bay, American Samoa

By Bernardo Vargas-Ángel Analyses of quantitative data from surveys conducted last year in American Samoa corroborate anecdotal patterns of differences in coral cover and demographics between the northern areas and the southern and central areas of Faga`alu Bay. Here, we provide a … Continue reading

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Wave exposure explains some of the variation among benthic communities at Pearl and Hermes Atoll, study proves

Pearl and Hermes Atoll, located at 27°50′ N, 175°55′ W, is the largest atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) and part of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world. A recently … Continue reading

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