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Assessing impacts of coral bleaching: NOAA scientists embark on a three-month survey of coral reef ecosystems in the Hawaiian Archipelago

by Drs. Bernardo Vargas-Ángel and Rusty Brainard Today, scientists from the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center’s Coral Reef Ecosystem Program boarded the NOAA Ship Hi‘ialakai to begin a 75-day Hawaiian Archipelago Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (HARAMP) research mission. … Continue reading

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NOAA scientists quantify coral reef growth to monitor the effects of ocean acidification

by Bernardo Vargas-Ángel Often referred to as the “rainforests of the sea,” coral reefs are some of the most biologically rich and economically valuable ecosystems on Earth. Most coral reefs occur in warm, shallow, clear waters and are built by … Continue reading

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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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Coral reef monitoring in the Mariana Archipelago: preliminary results from visual surveys of fishes and benthic habitats

By Kathryn Dennis and Bernardo Vargas-Ángel The PIFSC cruise HA-14-01 officially concluded yesterday, Monday, June 2, when the NOAA Ship Hi`ialakai arrived back at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, from Saipan. During this expedition, which began on March 5, scientists from … Continue reading

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Update from the Mariana Archipelago: monitoring cruise completes work in the southern islands

By Bernardo Vargas-Ángel On April 17, the NOAA Ship Hi`ialakai departed Saipan Harbor and began Leg III of the PIFSC cruise HA-14-01 with a few more days of monitoring operations around Saipan before transiting to the island of Sarigan. With work … 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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