Tag Archives: Oahu

From the ground up: forming an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) program to study whales and dolphins in the Pacific Islands

By Amanda Bradford, Marie Hill, and Kym Yano PIFSC Cetacean Research Program Once used mostly for military purposes, unmanned aircraft systems (UASs, aka drones) are becoming increasingly popular in a wide range of civilian activities.  It’s hard to go outside … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Identity of the Bright-Red Sea Toad

by Bruce Mundy Reposted from the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer expedition, “Deep-Sea Symphony: Exploring the Musicians Seamounts” mission logs. On September 8, 2017, this bright-red sea toad or coffinfish (Chaunacops species) was seen … Continue reading

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Researchers survey a high-priority coral reef area off Maui

By John Rooney A team of scientists from the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) of the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center on Tuesday began a mission to conduct acoustic and optical surveys of the waters of coral reef ecosystems … Continue reading

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Researchers resurvey grounding site off south shore of O`ahu

By John Rooney Researchers from the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) recently completed a small-boat mission (SB-13-25) during which they resurveyed the grounding site of the USS Port Royal, which ran aground in February 2009 nearly 1 km south … Continue reading

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Researchers complete surveys of coral reef ecosystems around O`ahu

By Bernardo Vargas-Ángel Members of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) recently concluded a two-week deployment on O`ahu, where they conducted surveys of coral reef ecosystems as part of the Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP) in … Continue reading

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Reef monitoring cruise in the main Hawaiian Islands completed: preliminary results from fish surveys

Last Friday afternoon, Aug. 23, the NOAA Ship Hi`ialakai returned to Honolulu from a Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP) cruise (HA-13-04) during which staff of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) and partners conducted surveys of … Continue reading

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