Tag Archives: National Coral Reef Monitoring Plan

From the Village to the Pacific, coordinating coral reef assessments in Tutuila, American Samoa

by Kelvin Gorospe and Adel Heenan Following the American Samoa portion of the recent Reef Fish Survey cruise, Adel and I disembarked NOAA ship Oscar Elton Sette to remain in Pago Pago, American Samoa. From May 9 to 13, we … Continue reading

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Four Million Nine Hundred Ninety-Nine Thousand Nine Hundred and Ninety-Nine

By Kevin Lino Five million… that number has a pleasant vastness to it. Five million of anything seems overwhelming. Try to picture five million fish. Start small and keep expanding. How would that look? Would they be one compact bait … Continue reading

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The fastest divers you’ve ever seen: installation of a climate monitoring station at Pagan Island

Text and video by Noah Pomeroy I wish we could actually move as fast as we do in this video! In reality, this time-lapse video captures a scuba dive that took place on April 23 over about one hour in … Continue reading

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Coral reef monitoring in the Mariana Archipelago: preliminary results from visual surveys of fishes and benthic habitats

By Kathryn Dennis and Bernardo Vargas-Ángel The PIFSC cruise HA-14-01 officially concluded yesterday, Monday, June 2, when the NOAA Ship Hi`ialakai arrived back at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, from Saipan. During this expedition, which began on March 5, scientists from … Continue reading

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Meaningful monitoring

By Adel Heenan and Ivor Williams The fish team of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) recently published a report summarizing its ecological monitoring activities in 2012–2013. This publication is the first in a new series of annual status reports … Continue reading

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Reef monitoring at Wake Island: preliminary results from fish surveys

By Dione Swanson After departing Honolulu on March 5, the NOAA Ship Hi’ialakai arrived at Wake Island on March 14. It was the first stop for PIFSC cruise HA-14-01, a Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP) expedition that … Continue reading

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