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Seafloor Mapping Mission: Maui

By Kell Bliss On 1 May 2015, four members of the EcoSpatial Information Team (ESI) in the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division, of NOAA’s Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, traveled to Maui to begin the first part of a two-part field … Continue reading

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Reef monitoring at Wake Island: preliminary results from fish surveys

By Dione Swanson After departing Honolulu on March 5, the NOAA Ship Hi’ialakai arrived at Wake Island on March 14. It was the first stop for PIFSC cruise HA-14-01, a Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP) expedition that … Continue reading

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Study reveals differences in coral development within Faga`alu Bay, American Samoa

By Bernardo Vargas-Ángel Analyses of quantitative data from surveys conducted last year in American Samoa corroborate anecdotal patterns of differences in coral cover and demographics between the northern areas and the southern and central areas of Faga`alu Bay. Here, we provide a … Continue reading

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Mapping cruise to study coral reefs of Manu`a Islands, American Samoa

Scientists from the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) and American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR) are about to embark on a 13-day research cruise to map and characterize the coral reef ecosystems around the Manu`a Islands … Continue reading

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Fish assessment cruises in the main Hawaiian Islands: preliminary results from latest visual surveys

Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) staff members Danny Merritt, John Rooney, and Jacob Asher are participating in the PIFSC cruise SE-12-08 aboard the NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette, which left Honolulu on Sept. 22 for operations in the main Hawaiian … Continue reading

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