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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 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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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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