Tag Archives: French Frigate Shoals

Green Sea Turtle Nesting on Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

by Camryn D. Allen Meet the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Sea Turtle Research Team Marylou Staman (1st season) – Marylou conducted three years of sea turtle research on Guam, and only saw 30 individual nesting females.  She’s seen almost 14x that number in … Continue reading

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The People Aboard NOAA’s ARC: Team French Frigate Shoals

Get to know the bold field biologists stationed on remote islands for NOAA’s Hawaiian Monk Seal Assessment & Recovery Camps. Every year (since the 1980s!), the NOAA Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program has deployed camps in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian … Continue reading

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A twenty minute boat ride to safety

French Frigate Shoals has earned a reputation as one of the more challenging sites in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands – both for monk seals and monk seal camp biologists. Why?  Life can be hard at French Frigate Shoals!  Once the … Continue reading

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Small Boat, Little Room, Big Water: Deploying BRUV’s on an AVON on the Outside Reef at French Frigate Shoals

From May 19 to May 31, 2014 the non-profit research vessel Searcher brought small boat coxswain Jamie Barlow, cruise lead Jake Asher and PIRO employee Emily Crigler to French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. They worked as if … Continue reading

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The final count: cruise for monitoring of effects of ocean and climate change in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands completed

By Chip Young Scientists from the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) recently completed a 17-day expedition to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, where they conducted coral reef monitoring surveys at Pearl and Hermes Atoll, Lisianski Island, and French Frigate Shoals. These … Continue reading

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