Tag Archives: Coral Reef Conservation Program

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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From the Village to the Pacific, coordinating coral reef assessments in Tutuila, American Samoa

by Kelvin Gorospe and Adel Heenan Following the American Samoa portion of the recent Reef Fish Survey cruise, Adel and I disembarked NOAA ship Oscar Elton Sette to remain in Pago Pago, American Samoa. From May 9 to 13, we … Continue reading

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SE16-02: American Samoa Reef Fish Survey Summary

by Adel Heenan and Marc Nadon For the past three weeks, the NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette has been the support platform for the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center’s reef fish survey project. This research project was led by the … Continue reading

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Reefs for the future: Resilience of coral reefs in the main Hawaiian Islands

By Brett Schumacher Declining health of coral reef ecosystems led scientists to search for factors that support reef resilience: the ability of reefs to resist and recover from environmental disturbance. Scientists recently identified 11 measurable factors that affect the resilience … Continue reading

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Indonesia engages in an ambitious effort to finalize ecosystem-based fisheries management plans nationwide

By Megan Moews-Asher Indonesia’s Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) in July 2013 tasked 13 select individuals across its numerous directorates, along with NGO, university, and contracting representatives, with development of a fisheries management plan (known as an “RPP” … 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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