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Update from Timor-Leste: team completes 50 surveys of reef fish and benthic communities in first week

By Paula Ayotte PIFSC scientists have been assessing and monitoring the coral reef ecosystems at islands and atolls in the central and western Pacific since 2000. The PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem (CRED) now is establishing baselines and initiating capacity building … 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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Survey of mesophotic coral reefs completed in the Manu`a Islands, American Samoa

Scientists Marie Ferguson, Jeremy Taylor, and John Rooney from the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) and Tee Jay Letalie of the American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR) recently completed an 18-day project to survey habitats and … Continue reading

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New data on benthic cover at Guam now available

Since the first cruise of the Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP) in 2000, NOAA Fisheries has used towed-diver surveys to provide large-scale assessments of benthic habitats. This survey method involves towing scuba divers behind a small boat … Continue reading

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