Tag Archives: DASBR

HICEAS halfway: Two ships keep up the momentum surveying for whales and dolphins around Hawaiʻi

By Marie Hill and Eric Archer HICEAS Cruise Leaders Following up on the last progress report of the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS) of 2017, we have completed another leg of survey effort aboard the two NOAA … Continue reading

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Adrift at Sea

By Ann Allen and Jennifer Keating HICEAS Acoustician and HICEAS Lead Acoustician What is a DASBR? In a previous Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS) blog post (Eavesdropping on the ocean), we briefly described Drifting Acoustic Spar Buoy … 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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Eavesdropping on the ocean

A day in the life of a cetacean acoustician By Shannon Coates and Rachel Holton HICEAS Lead Acoustician and PIFSC Young Scientist Opportunity Intern Early mornings–late evenings–listening some of the world’s most majestic marine mammals… welcome to the life of … Continue reading

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