Tag Archives: CTD

That’s a Wrap: HICEAS 2017 is Complete!

By Karin Forney HICEAS Cruise Leader In our last update on the progress of the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS), the NOAA Ship Reuben Lasker had finished three of its four survey legs. In this, our final … Continue reading

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From two ships to one: The penultimate leg of HICEAS 2017

By Jim Carretta HICEAS Cruise Leader When we last checked in on the progress of the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS), one of the two NOAA ships involved in the survey had completed its HICEAS 2017 mission.  … Continue reading

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Who are you? Who, Who? Who, Who? Studying a cryptic marine mammal species by eDNA

By Lauren Jacobsen HICEAS Visiting Scientist Lauren is a Lab Associate with the Bioacoustics Research Program at Cornell University and practices veterinary medicine in western New York. She participated on a leg of HICEAS 2017 as a visiting scientist. In … Continue reading

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The HICEAS adventures continue: Two ships join forces to search for whales and dolphins in Hawaiian waters

By Amanda Bradford and Jeff Moore HICEAS Cruise Leaders When we last checked in on the progress of the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS), the first leg of HICEAS 2017 aboard the NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette … Continue reading

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Off to a Great Start: the First Leg of HICEAS is Complete

By Erin Oleson HICEAS Chief Scientist The Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS) of 2017 is a huge effort. The study area covers over 1.8 million square nautical miles (the entire Hawaiian Exclusive Economic Zone). To comprehensively survey … Continue reading

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NOAA’s A.R.C. Returns

The NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette may appear like an ark on the horizon for field researchers who have spent months on remote islands and atolls of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Biologists dedicate two to six months to studying endangered monk seals … Continue reading

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