Tag Archives: Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program

A Fish That Shapes The Reef

By Andrew E. Gray Every three years, scientists from NOAA’s Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) visit Wake Atoll to survey corals, assess the fish populations, and collect oceanographic data for a long-term monitoring effort—the Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program … Continue reading

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Assessing impacts of coral bleaching: NOAA scientists embark on a three-month survey of coral reef ecosystems in the Hawaiian Archipelago

by Drs. Bernardo Vargas-Ángel and Rusty Brainard Today, scientists from the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center’s Coral Reef Ecosystem Program boarded the NOAA Ship Hi‘ialakai to begin a 75-day Hawaiian Archipelago Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (HARAMP) research mission. … Continue reading

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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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Coral reef monitoring surveys completed around the islands and atolls of American Samoa

By Bernardo Vargas-Ángel With work complete in the U.S. territory of American Samoa, the NOAA Ship Hi‘ialakai stopped in the port of Pago Pago Harbor for a short pause between Legs III and IV of PIFSC cruise HA-15-01. Led by … Continue reading

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Scientists complete coral reef ecosystem monitoring work around the U.S. Phoenix Islands

By Kelvin Gorospe The Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center’s (PIFSC) Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) recently completed the Phoenix Islands portion of their Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP) research cruise. The areas they surveyed included: Johnston Atoll, … Continue reading

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Reefs for the future: Resilience of coral reefs in the main Hawaiian Islands

By Brett Schumacher Declining health of coral reef ecosystems led scientists to search for factors that support reef resilience: the ability of reefs to resist and recover from environmental disturbance. Scientists recently identified 11 measurable factors that affect the resilience … Continue reading

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