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Researchers continue studies of effects of water circulation and sedimentation on benthic communities at Faga`alu Bay, American Samoa

By Bernardo Vargas-Ángel Members of the benthic and oceanography teams of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) are on a 2-week deployment on Tutuila, American Samoa, as part of 2 projects funded by NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program. Both projects … Continue reading

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Researchers continue study of pollution effects on coral health off West Maui

By Erin Looney Erin Looney of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) recently worked with Darla White of the Division of Aquatic Resources of the Hawai`i Department of Land and Natural Resources to collect water samples off West Maui. … Continue reading

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Study reveals differences in coral development within Faga`alu Bay, American Samoa

By Bernardo Vargas-Ángel Analyses of quantitative data from surveys conducted last year in American Samoa corroborate anecdotal patterns of differences in coral cover and demographics between the northern areas and the southern and central areas of Faga`alu Bay. Here, we provide a … Continue reading

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Scientists assess herbivorous fishes and coral health off West Maui

In recent weeks, Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) staff participated in two separate projects for which they conducted surveys and other field work near Kahekili, Maui, in Hawai`i. Surveys help evaluate West Maui management area Ivor Williams and Kevin Lino of … Continue reading

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