Tag Archives: coral reefs

What happens to reef fish after coral bleaching?

by Adel Heenan For the past month, researchers aboard the NOAA Ship Hi‘ialakai have been navigating across the Pacific Ocean to survey coral reef ecosystems at remote Wake Atoll and the Mariana Archipelago. This expedition includes additional surveys at Jarvis … Continue reading

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A Fish That Shapes The Reef

By Andrew E. Gray Every three years, scientists from NOAA’s Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) visit Wake Atoll to survey corals, assess the fish populations, and collect oceanographic data for a long-term monitoring effort—the Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program … Continue reading

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NOAA scientists quantify coral reef growth to monitor the effects of ocean acidification

by Bernardo Vargas-Ángel Often referred to as the “rainforests of the sea,” coral reefs are some of the most biologically rich and economically valuable ecosystems on Earth. Most coral reefs occur in warm, shallow, clear waters and are built by … 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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Scientists, students monitor effects of climate change on coral reefs of Verde Island Passage, Philippines

By Max Sudnovsky About a year ago, in March 2012, a team from the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) in partnership with researchers at the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute (UP-MSI) initiated an effort to monitor long-term … Continue reading

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Scientists train Malaysia’s leaders in an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management

Supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program, Rusty Brainard and Megan Moews of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), with Robert Pomeroy of the U.S. Coral Triangle Initiative (USCTI) Coral Triangle … Continue reading

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