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SE16-02: American Samoa Reef Fish Survey Summary

by Adel Heenan and Marc Nadon For the past three weeks, the NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette has been the support platform for the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center’s reef fish survey project. This research project was led by the … Continue reading

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SE16-02: Training Collaborators in American Samoa to Conduct Reef Fish Surveys

by Paula Ayotte On April 4, 2016, I traveled to American Samoa to train partner scientists on methods used to conduct fish and benthic surveys, ultimately preparing them to join the Reef Fish Survey cruise (SE-16-02) aboard the NOAA Ship … Continue reading

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Successful Rose Atoll Marine National Monument and American Samoa Ecosystem and Fisheries Research Prioritization Workshop

Over 30 representatives from American Samoa including resource managers, scientists and local community members met for two days (May 26-27, 2015) in Utulei, American Samoa to share knowledge about past, current and future marine research in the American Samoa Archipelago. … 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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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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Mapping cruise to study coral reefs of Manu`a Islands, American Samoa

Scientists from the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) and American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR) are about to embark on a 13-day research cruise to map and characterize the coral reef ecosystems around the Manu`a Islands … Continue reading

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