Tag Archives: Pacific Islands Regional Office

Philippines-U.S. Exchange Knowledge in Marine Resource Management

by Megan Moews-Asher What makes a successful exchange span from across an agency to across nations? The people! Recently, a group of high-level and expert scientists, managers, policymakers, and law enforcement officials from the Philippines and U.S. came together in … Continue reading

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“Data do not speak for themselves” – Analyzing social science data in Micronesia

by Supin Wongbusarakum Data do not speak for themselves; there is always an interpreter, or a translator (Ratcliffe 1983[1]). While nature conservation and natural resource management efforts are increasing throughout the Pacific Islands, the importance of balancing ecological health with … Continue reading

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Five million fish and counting!

By Kelvin Gorospe After 15 years of surveying coral reef fishes across the Pacific, the Fish Team at the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center’s Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) has amassed one of the world’s largest datasets of reef fishes. … Continue reading

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The final count: team removes 14 metric tons of marine debris from Midway Atoll

By Kevin O’Brien Members of the marine debris team of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) returned to Honolulu on April 19 from a 21-day marine debris survey and removal effort at Midway Atoll. Since the last blog update … Continue reading

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Researchers continue studies of effects of water circulation and sedimentation on benthic communities at Faga`alu Bay, American Samoa

By Bernardo Vargas-Ángel Members of the benthic and oceanography teams of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) are on a 2-week deployment on Tutuila, American Samoa, as part of 2 projects funded by NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program. Both projects … 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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