Tag Archives: Cetacean Research Program

That’s a Wrap: HICEAS 2017 is Complete!

By Karin Forney HICEAS Cruise Leader In our last update on the progress of the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS), the NOAA Ship Reuben Lasker had finished three of its four survey legs. In this, our final … Continue reading

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HICEAS Hilite: False killer whales, they’re just going through a phase

By Erin Oleson and Amanda Bradford HICEAS Chief Scientist and HICEAS Cruise Leader One of the primary goals for a ship-based survey like the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS) is to collect the data we need to … Continue reading

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HICEAS Hilite: [Dolphin] Dinosaurs Still Exist

By Shannon Coates and Mark Cotter HICEAS Lead Acoustician and HICEAS Cetacean Observer With the the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS) of 2017 winding down, we were approached by our Cruise Leaders about writing a blog about … Continue reading

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From two ships to one: The penultimate leg of HICEAS 2017

By Jim Carretta HICEAS Cruise Leader When we last checked in on the progress of the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS), one of the two NOAA ships involved in the survey had completed its HICEAS 2017 mission.  … Continue reading

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Who are you? Who, Who? Who, Who? Studying a cryptic marine mammal species by eDNA

By Lauren Jacobsen HICEAS Visiting Scientist Lauren is a Lab Associate with the Bioacoustics Research Program at Cornell University and practices veterinary medicine in western New York. She participated on a leg of HICEAS 2017 as a visiting scientist. In … Continue reading

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HICEAS Hilite: Dolphins from the Outer Limits

By Paula Olson and Shannon Coates HICEAS Lead Observer and HICEAS Lead Acoustician One of the joys of participating in offshore surveys like the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS) of 2017 is the opportunity to see rare … Continue reading

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