Tag Archives: corals

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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Study reveals differences in coral development within Faga`alu Bay, American Samoa

By Bernardo Vargas-Ángel Analyses of quantitative data from surveys conducted last year in American Samoa corroborate anecdotal patterns of differences in coral cover and demographics between the northern areas and the southern and central areas of Faga`alu Bay. Here, we provide a … Continue reading

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Survey of mesophotic coral reefs completed in the Manu`a Islands, American Samoa

Scientists Marie Ferguson, Jeremy Taylor, and John Rooney from the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) and Tee Jay Letalie of the American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR) recently completed an 18-day project to survey habitats and … Continue reading

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Wave exposure explains some of the variation among benthic communities at Pearl and Hermes Atoll, study proves

Pearl and Hermes Atoll, located at 27°50′ N, 175°55′ W, is the largest atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) and part of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world. A recently … Continue reading

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New data on benthic cover at Guam now available

Since the first cruise of the Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP) in 2000, NOAA Fisheries has used towed-diver surveys to provide large-scale assessments of benthic habitats. This survey method involves towing scuba divers behind a small boat … Continue reading

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