Tag Archives: Hawaii

It Takes Two: The Conservation Adventures of the Loneliest Monk Seal Camp

Keelan B. and Brittany D. comprised our monk seal team at Lisianski Island.  This is the only camp that has only two field researchers making it critical that they get along and can work together.  They had a busy season … Continue reading

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The Root of Everything: Teamwork and the Science of Counting Seals

Darren and his three campmates, Megan, Alix, and Caroline, spent their summer months at Pearl and Hermes Reef counting and saving monk seals.  Darren shares a little bit about how we go about counting seals and estimating the population.  This … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the End…of the Season: The 19-day mission to recover monk seal field camps and save seals

This morning the sun rose into a clear blue sky, the wind gently tousled the flags on the ship’s masts, and the sea rolled slow and steady with barely a ripple on the surface.  These are perfect conditions for our … Continue reading

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Get to know Hawaii fishing communities with just the click of a button!

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The Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center has launched a Community Snapshots Tool that describes 42 communities throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Check out what local fishing fleets are catching! From Hanalei to Hilo, you can easily view current fishing data. As you … Continue reading

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Benny and the Genes

By Stacie Robinson What does “aaaaaaaaaaggaattgtgaagactatat” mean to you? To the scientists of NOAA’s Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program, it means the beginning of  a new era of conservation research that will help them better understand this unique Hawaiian species … Continue reading

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What Happens When A Poisonous Fish Gets Poisoned?

by Melanie Abecassis and Thierry Work Between June and October 2010, beach-goers all around the Hawaiian Islands were discovering dead pufferfish on the beach or distressed in the ocean, puffed up and floating. In some cases, puffers were found in pairs … Continue reading

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