Tag Archives: PMNM

HICEAS Hilite: Killer whales in the tropics

By Adam Ü and Paula Olson The killer whale (Orcinus orca) may be the most recognizable marine mammal on the planet thanks to its striking appearance and prolific presence in pop culture (think Shamu, Free Willy, and Blackfish). If there’s … Continue reading

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Taking Out Trash

by Kevin O’Brien A friend of mine from Idaho just said to me, “you know, it’s good to have a job that lets you make piles.” I smiled immediately because I totally agree with him. He said, “There’s nothing like … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans…

To paraphrase the immortal words of Robert Burns, the best laid plans of monk seals and unmanned aerial systems often go awry. We are currently on day three of our NOAA’s ARC journey to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to conduct … Continue reading

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NOAA’s A.R.C. Returns

The NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette may appear like an ark on the horizon for field researchers who have spent months on remote islands and atolls of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Biologists dedicate two to six months to studying endangered monk seals … Continue reading

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Counting Fish: Bubbles or Not? Expedition underway to assess reef fish populations in the Main Hawaiian Islands

From June 14 to July 3, 2015, the NOAA Ship Hi‘ialakai will be the platform for a research cruise to gather data and improve assessments of the status of coral reef fish populations in the main Hawaiian Islands. Led by … Continue reading

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Return to Tern

Tern Island at French Frigate Shoals, within the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, houses a remote field station used by both the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA’s PIFSC. In December of 2012 Tern Island was devastated by a localized … Continue reading

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