Tag Archives: Guam

Feeling peppy with melon-headed whales off Guam

By Marie Hill, Adam Ü, Allan Ligon, and Tom Ninke Melon-headed whales, affectionately called Peps because of their Latin name Peponocephala electra, were seen during the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center’s Cetacean Research Program small-boat surveys off Guam (May 6-14, … Continue reading

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“Data do not speak for themselves” – Analyzing social science data in Micronesia

by Supin Wongbusarakum Data do not speak for themselves; there is always an interpreter, or a translator (Ratcliffe 1983[1]). While nature conservation and natural resource management efforts are increasing throughout the Pacific Islands, the importance of balancing ecological health with … Continue reading

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Building capacity in the U.S. Territories

by Dr. Edward DeMartini “Wow! That looks like great abstract art,” said John Gourley, one of the participants in a workshop/tutorial that I conducted. “The colors are amazing.” As part of the Fish Life History Program at PIFSC, I had … Continue reading

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Big Tale of Dwarf Sperm Whales in the Marianas

By Marie C. Hill, Andrea R. Bendlin, Allan D. Ligon, Adam Ü, and Karlina Merkens After spending five windy days working off Rota (21-25 May 2016) where we encountered spinner dolphins, spotted dolphins and a Mesoplodont beaked whale, we flew … Continue reading

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Helping Local Agencies in Guam and Saipan Understand the Life Histories of Their Fishes

By Dr. Allen H. Andrews Understanding the age of a fish helps managers understand the population dynamics of a fish stock. For example, at what age is a fish species able to reproduce? Is its natural life span long or … Continue reading

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White Caps, Painted Dolphins, and Sperm Whales Galore!

by Marie C. Hill, Andrea R. Bendlin, Allan D. Ligon, and Adam Ü After having to skip our surveys off Saipan last year because of the damage from Typhoon Soudelor, we were happy to return during 7-18 May 2016 to continue … Continue reading

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