Tag Archives: benthic

Coral reef monitoring surveys completed around the islands and atolls of American Samoa

By Bernardo Vargas-Ángel With work complete in the U.S. territory of American Samoa, the NOAA Ship Hi‘ialakai stopped in the port of Pago Pago Harbor for a short pause between Legs III and IV of PIFSC cruise HA-15-01. Led by … Continue reading

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Saipan Community tours NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette

On Saturday July 5th 2014, over 250 people from the Saipan Community came out and got the chance to tour a NOAA research vessel and to learn about NOAA ships, the NOAA Corps officers and NOAA Wage Mariners who run … Continue reading

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Reef monitoring cruise in main Hawaiian Islands underway

By Bernardo Vargas-Ángel The Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP) cruise in the main Hawaiian Islands, led by the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division, is in full swing. This expedition aboard the NOAA Ship Hi`ialakai (PIFSC cruise HA-13-04) … Continue reading

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Update from Timor-Leste: scientists complete live-aboard mission to survey reef fishes and benthos, assess ocean acidification

By Andrew Gray Scientists from the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem (CRED) recently finished a 2-week live-aboard expedition to survey reef fish and benthic communities, collect water samples, and record data on seafloor depths along the northern coast of Timor-Leste. This … Continue reading

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NOAA scientists, local partners mark Coral Triangle Day in Timor-Leste with capacity-building activities

By Brett Schumacher A team of researchers from the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) commemorated Coral Triangle Day on June 9 in Timor-Leste by participating in capacity-building activities with colleagues from the Timor-Leste Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) … Continue reading

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Researchers continue studies of effects of water circulation and sedimentation on benthic communities at Faga`alu Bay, American Samoa

By Bernardo Vargas-Ángel Members of the benthic and oceanography teams of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) are on a 2-week deployment on Tutuila, American Samoa, as part of 2 projects funded by NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program. Both projects … Continue reading

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