Tag Archives: Coral Reef Conservation Program

Researchers survey a high-priority coral reef area off Maui

By John Rooney A team of scientists from the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) of the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center on Tuesday began a mission to conduct acoustic and optical surveys of the waters of coral reef ecosystems … Continue reading

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Students to connect with NOAA coral reef scientists

Students across the globe will engage tomorrow and next week with two scientists from the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division through interactive webcasts and social media dialogue. Kevin Lino and Roberto Venegas, both also team members of NOAA’s Coral Reef … Continue reading

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Reef monitoring cruise in the main Hawaiian Islands completed: preliminary results from fish surveys

Last Friday afternoon, Aug. 23, the NOAA Ship Hi`ialakai returned to Honolulu from a Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP) cruise (HA-13-04) during which staff of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) and partners conducted surveys of … 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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Reef monitoring cruise in main Hawaiian Islands underway

By Bernardo Vargas-Ángel The Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP) cruise in the main Hawaiian Islands, led by the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division, is in full swing. This expedition aboard the NOAA Ship Hi`ialakai (PIFSC cruise HA-13-04) … Continue reading

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Researchers embark on mission to fill in gaps in data of seafloor depths around O`ahu

By John Rooney Today, members of the benthic habitat mapping team of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) and other CRED staff began a 3-week mission (SB-13-11) to survey around the island of O`ahu with a NOAA survey launch, … Continue reading

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