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How can an ecosystem approach be used to address climate change?

By Adel Heenan and Amanda Dillon The Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center’s Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), in collaboration with scientists from 16 international institutions, recently published a paper in the journal Marine Policy that discusses how coastal fisheries management … Continue reading

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The fastest divers you’ve ever seen: installation of a climate monitoring station at Pagan Island

Text and video by Noah Pomeroy I wish we could actually move as fast as we do in this video! In reality, this time-lapse video captures a scuba dive that took place on April 23 over about one hour in … Continue reading

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The final count: cruise for monitoring of effects of ocean and climate change in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands completed

By Chip Young Scientists from the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) recently completed a 17-day expedition to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, where they conducted coral reef monitoring surveys at Pearl and Hermes Atoll, Lisianski Island, and French Frigate Shoals. These … Continue reading

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The invisible crowd: update on reef monitoring cruise in main Hawaiian Islands

By Emma George In addition to surveys of reef fishes and benthic invertebrates in the main Hawaiian Islands, studies of microbial communities were part of the Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP) cruise aboard the NOAA Ship Hi`ialakai … Continue reading

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Mission at Kure Atoll focused on study of effects of climate change and ocean acidification

By Chip Young To be working in Honolulu one day and then be scuba diving to conduct coral reef research in one of the world’s most remote atolls by the next morning is a surreal experience. Such a swift change … Continue reading

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Oceanographic study defines climatological ranges and anomalies for Pacific coral reef ecosystems

Jamison Gove and Oliver Vetter of the oceanography team of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) and partners at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography of the University of California San Diego, NOAA’s Coral Reef Watch, and the University of … Continue reading

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