Tag Archives: coral reef

A Big Picture for the Big Island

by Megan Joyce and Amanda Dillon The ocean off the west coast of Hawai‘i Island is home to an especially vibrant marine ecosystem. This coastal region is teeming with bright fish, sea urchins and shellfish, green sea turtles, spinner dolphins, … Continue reading

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Visit to Johnston Atoll Wildlife Refuge: PIFSC SE-13-07 “Deep -7” Bottomfish research expedition blog

We visited Johnston Atoll today via small boat launches from the NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette. The story of the atoll is long and varied and it has had multiple uses throughout its history. At the end of WWII Johnston … 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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