Tag Archives: Department of Land and Natural Resources

Welcome back Kure Camp!

The Hawaiian Monk Seal A.R.C cruise has reached the farthest northern reaches of the Hawaiian Archipelago, and begun our journey home, picking up personnel and gear at five camps along the way.  Today we pulled our first field camp at … Continue reading

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Researchers survey a high-priority coral reef area off Maui

By John Rooney A team of scientists from the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) of the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center on Tuesday began a mission to conduct acoustic and optical surveys of the waters of coral reef ecosystems … Continue reading

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Researchers resurvey grounding site off south shore of O`ahu

By John Rooney Researchers from the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) recently completed a small-boat mission (SB-13-25) during which they resurveyed the grounding site of the USS Port Royal, which ran aground in February 2009 nearly 1 km south … 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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Scientists assess herbivorous fishes and coral health off West Maui

In recent weeks, Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) staff participated in two separate projects for which they conducted surveys and other field work near Kahekili, Maui, in Hawai`i. Surveys help evaluate West Maui management area Ivor Williams and Kevin Lino of … Continue reading

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