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HICEAS Hilite: False killer whales, they’re just going through a phase

By Erin Oleson and Amanda Bradford HICEAS Chief Scientist and HICEAS Cruise Leader One of the primary goals for a ship-based survey like the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS) is to collect the data we need to … Continue reading

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HICEAS Hilite: [Dolphin] Dinosaurs Still Exist

By Shannon Coates and Mark Cotter HICEAS Lead Acoustician and HICEAS Cetacean Observer With the the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS) of 2017 winding down, we were approached by our Cruise Leaders about writing a blog about … Continue reading

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Finding mobile needles in a moving haystack: counting whales and dolphins in Hawaiian waters

By Amanda Bradford A scientific paper was recently published in NOAA’s Fishery Bulletin that provides abundance estimates of whales and dolphins in Hawaiian waters using data from a ship-based survey that took place in 2010. PIFSC scientist and lead author … Continue reading

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