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BFISH: Studying the Deep 7 to support sustainable fisheries

by Ben Richards and Amanda Dillon The “Deep 7” are seven fish species that live near the seafloor in deep water off the coast of Hawai‘i: onaga, opakapaka, ehu, kalekale, gindai, lehi and hapu‘upu‘u. These bottomfish are incredibly valuable both … Continue reading

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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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All in a day’s work: PIFSC SE-13-07 “Deep -7” Bottomfish research expedition blog.

The bottomfish research expedition is progressing along nicely and the work is keeping the scientists very busy. The day begins early as the crew meet to discuss the day’s bottomfish sampling locations. The small boats are then deployed to commence … Continue reading

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