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Seafloor Mapping Mission Part 2: Hawai‘i Island

By John Rooney Our seafloor mapping mission began in early May with underwater video and photographic surveys of coral reef habitats along the shores of West Maui, as documented in Seafloor Mapping Mission: Maui. The second part of this mission, … Continue reading

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Seafloor Mapping Mission: Maui

By Kell Bliss On 1 May 2015, four members of the EcoSpatial Information Team (ESI) in the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division, of NOAA’s Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, traveled to Maui to begin the first part of a two-part field … Continue reading

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Scientists map seafloor around Mo‘orea in French Polynesia

By Kevin O’Brien Last month, scientists from the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), along with scientists from the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UH), began work on a collaborative … Continue reading

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Researchers survey a high-priority coral reef area off Maui

By John Rooney A team of scientists from the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) of the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center on Tuesday began a mission to conduct acoustic and optical surveys of the waters of coral reef ecosystems … Continue reading

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Researchers resurvey grounding site off south shore of O`ahu

By John Rooney Researchers from the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) recently completed a small-boat mission (SB-13-25) during which they resurveyed the grounding site of the USS Port Royal, which ran aground in February 2009 nearly 1 km south … Continue reading

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Researchers embark on mission to fill in gaps in data of seafloor depths around O`ahu

By John Rooney Today, members of the benthic habitat mapping team of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) and other CRED staff began a 3-week mission (SB-13-11) to survey around the island of O`ahu with a NOAA survey launch, … Continue reading

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