Tag Archives: National Park Service

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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Motorboat Operator Certification Course (MOCC) and Open Water Module (OWM) in American Samoa

The first ever Motorboat Operator Certification Course (MOCC) and Open Water Module (OWM) were conducted September 16-19 and 23-25, 2013 respectively, in American Samoa. The courses were held in large part to fulfill the needs of National Parks Service (Department … 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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Scientists assess herbivorous fishes and coral health off West Maui

In recent weeks, Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) staff participated in two separate projects for which they conducted surveys and other field work near Kahekili, Maui, in Hawai`i. Surveys help evaluate West Maui management area Ivor Williams and Kevin Lino of … Continue reading

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