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Tag Archives: Laysan Island
By Hope Ronco, Helena Dodge, and Kristen Tovar Laysan Island has approximately 250 resident Hawaiian monk seals, which is the most of all the islands and atolls in the archipelago. When we arrived on island, one of our primary goals … Continue reading
by Stacie Robinson Start the day thawing and weighing out fish for the day. Add vitamins to each seal’s first fish. 8:00am feed the seals, wash the dishes. Entertain the animals, maybe with a sprinkler or a delicious frozen fish-cicle … Continue reading
Get to know the bold field biologists stationed on remote islands for NOAA’s Hawaiian Monk Seal Assessment & Recovery Camps. Every year (since the 1980s!), the NOAA Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program has deployed camps in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian … Continue reading
As the Oscar Elton Sette continues down the Northwestern Hawaiian Island chain, picking up each of the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program A.R.C. teams, we continue to get impressions from each camp. Campers at Laysan were struck by the commonality … Continue reading
What do a plastic toy, a mismatched pair of slippers, and hagfish trap have in common? They all wash up in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands!
Even these extremely remote, uninhabited, and protected islands are littered with marine debris. In fact, islands in the northwestern end of the Hawaiian archipelago can be particularly inundated with debris due to their proximity to the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, … Continue reading
By Chip Young To be working in Honolulu one day and then be scuba diving to conduct coral reef research in one of the world’s most remote atolls by the next morning is a surreal experience. Such a swift change … Continue reading