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Visit to Johnston Atoll Wildlife Refuge: PIFSC SE-13-07 “Deep -7” Bottomfish research expedition blog

We visited Johnston Atoll today via small boat launches from the NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette. The story of the atoll is long and varied and it has had multiple uses throughout its history. At the end of WWII Johnston … Continue reading

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Shark Encounters: PIFSC SE-13-07 “Deep -7” Bottomfish research expedition blog

Shark interactions When we first arrived in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument waters off Johnston Atoll we started plotting bottomfish sampling locations using topography, currents and the EK-60 fish finder to identify areas of interest. However this was … Continue reading

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In search of the elusive bottomfish: PIFSC SE-13-07 “Deep -7” Bottomfish research expedition blog

Searching out Deep-7 bottomfish Extensive effort was required to collect a minimum of 30, and maximum of 50, fin-clip tissue samples from bottomfish in the Johnston Atoll area to conduct DNA analyses. Proposing the collection of 30 fin clips is … Continue reading

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Leaving Johnston Atoll waters: PIFSC SE-13-07 “Deep -7” Bottomfish research expedition blog

Aloha to the Pacific Remote Island Marine National Monument waters of Johnston Atoll. The sampling objectives have been accomplished and the scientists and crew onboard the NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette and are heading home. The bird colony (comprised mainly … Continue reading

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The invisible crowd: update on reef monitoring cruise in main Hawaiian Islands

By Emma George In addition to surveys of reef fishes and benthic invertebrates in the main Hawaiian Islands, studies of microbial communities were part of the Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP) cruise aboard the NOAA Ship Hi`ialakai … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) SE-13-07 “Deep -7” Bottomfish research expedition blog

On Sunday August 18th 2013 scientists aboard the NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette departed Ford Island Hawaii (NOAA’s soon to be new home) en route to waters of Johnston Atoll. This research expedition will be engaged in a 19-day research … Continue reading

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