Tag Archives: #HICEAS2017

Who are you? Who, Who? Who, Who? Studying a cryptic marine mammal species by eDNA

By Lauren Jacobsen HICEAS Visiting Scientist Lauren is a Lab Associate with the Bioacoustics Research Program at Cornell University and practices veterinary medicine in western New York. She participated on a leg of HICEAS 2017 as a visiting scientist. In … Continue reading

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HICEAS Hilite: Dolphins from the Outer Limits

By Paula Olson and Shannon Coates HICEAS Lead Observer and HICEAS Lead Acoustician One of the joys of participating in offshore surveys like the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS) of 2017 is the opportunity to see rare … Continue reading

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HICEAS halfway: Two ships keep up the momentum surveying for whales and dolphins around Hawaiʻi

By Marie Hill and Eric Archer HICEAS Cruise Leaders Following up on the last progress report of the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS) of 2017, we have completed another leg of survey effort aboard the two NOAA … Continue reading

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HICEAS seabird observers: Not just winging it

By Rachel Holton and Amanda Bradford PIFSC Young Scientist Opportunity Intern and HICEAS Cruise Leader While the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS) focuses on determining the size, structure, and habitat of cetacean (whale and dolphin) populations in … Continue reading

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Adrift at Sea

By Ann Allen and Jennifer Keating HICEAS Acoustician and HICEAS Lead Acoustician What is a DASBR? In a previous Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS) blog post (Eavesdropping on the ocean), we briefly described Drifting Acoustic Spar Buoy … Continue reading

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The HICEAS adventures continue: Two ships join forces to search for whales and dolphins in Hawaiian waters

By Amanda Bradford and Jeff Moore HICEAS Cruise Leaders When we last checked in on the progress of the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS), the first leg of HICEAS 2017 aboard the NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette … Continue reading

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