Tag Archives: Marianas

#FieldWorkWin: Signing off from Saipan

By Marie Hill, Amanda Bradford, Allan Ligon, and Adam Ü We recently concluded a series of small-boat surveys for whales and dolphins (aka cetaceans) off Saipan in the Mariana Archipelago. Our primary target species was the endangered western North Pacific … Continue reading

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Update from the Field: Have You Seen These Whales?

By Marie Hill and Amanda Bradford When we last checked in, our team of scientists was waiting for the weather in Saipan to clear up so we could get back on the water to look for more endangered western North … Continue reading

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A Whale of a Week in Saipan: Dispatches from the Field

By Marie Hill and Amanda Bradford It’s #WhaleWeek and a team of PIFSC scientists is on a mission to find endangered western North Pacific humpback whales off the coast of Saipan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Marie … Continue reading

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Big Tale of Dwarf Sperm Whales in the Marianas

By Marie C. Hill, Andrea R. Bendlin, Allan D. Ligon, Adam Ü, and Karlina Merkens After spending five windy days working off Rota (21-25 May 2016) where we encountered spinner dolphins, spotted dolphins and a Mesoplodont beaked whale, we flew … Continue reading

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White Caps, Painted Dolphins, and Sperm Whales Galore!

by Marie C. Hill, Andrea R. Bendlin, Allan D. Ligon, and Adam Ü After having to skip our surveys off Saipan last year because of the damage from Typhoon Soudelor, we were happy to return during 7-18 May 2016 to continue … Continue reading

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2016 Marianas Humpback Whales – She’s Baaaack!

by Marie C. Hill, Amanda L. Bradford, Allan D. Ligon, and Adam C. Ü During 29 February – 14 March 2016, the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) Cetacean Research Program (CRP) was on Saipan to expand our surveys from last … Continue reading

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