Tag Archives: corals

The final count: cruise for monitoring of effects of ocean and climate change in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands completed

By Chip Young Scientists from the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) recently completed a 17-day expedition to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, where they conducted coral reef monitoring surveys at Pearl and Hermes Atoll, Lisianski Island, and French Frigate Shoals. These … 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 complete surveys of coral disease off the north shore of Kaua`i

By Bernardo Vargas-Ángel Members of the benthic team of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) returned to Honolulu on May 8 from a week-long deployment on Kaua`i, where they conducted surveys as part of a project funded by PISFC … Continue reading

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Scientists continue surveys of a marine protected area in Maui

By Kevin Lino To help assess the effectiveness of an unusual approach to management of marine resources in Hawaii, our team spent the week of April 22 conducting underwater surveys of fishes and benthic habitat along the coastline of West … Continue reading

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Researchers continue studies of effects of water circulation and sedimentation on benthic communities at Faga`alu Bay, American Samoa

By Bernardo Vargas-Ángel Members of the benthic and oceanography teams of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) are on a 2-week deployment on Tutuila, American Samoa, as part of 2 projects funded by NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program. Both projects … Continue reading

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Researchers continue study of pollution effects on coral health off West Maui

By Erin Looney Erin Looney of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) recently worked with Darla White of the Division of Aquatic Resources of the Hawai`i Department of Land and Natural Resources to collect water samples off West Maui. … Continue reading

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