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HICEAS “Hilite”: Close encounters of the rare kind, the Longman’s beaked whale aka Indopacetus

By Suzanne Yin and Andrea Bendlin HICEAS Lead Cetacean Observers Disclaimer: Biologists, like other groups of people, have a lingo that we use in our daily work.  Just like “a slice to go” means a piece of pizza to take … Continue reading

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From graduate studies in Beaufort, North Carolina, to measuring seas in Hawaii with the Beaufort scale

By Joe Fader and Seth Sykora-Bodie HICEAS Visiting Scientists  Joe and Seth are 3rd-year PhD students at Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort, North Carolina, and each participated on a leg of HICEAS 2017 as visiting scientists. Entering the third … Continue reading

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Making Science Happen: The Officers and Crew of the Oscar Elton Sette

By Ali Bayless HICEAS Acoustician The objective of the NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette is simple: provide a platform to conduct research for the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center. The long hours and hard work that goes on behind the … Continue reading

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HICEAS “Hilite”: Diving into the secret lives of short-finned pilot whales

By Amy Van Cise HICEAS Cetacean Observer It didn’t take many days into the ongoing Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS) to see short-finned pilot whales. They came, during our second sighting of the cruise, as they so … Continue reading

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Off to a Great Start: the First Leg of HICEAS is Complete

By Erin Oleson HICEAS Chief Scientist The Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS) of 2017 is a huge effort. The study area covers over 1.8 million square nautical miles (the entire Hawaiian Exclusive Economic Zone). To comprehensively survey … Continue reading

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It Takes Two: The Conservation Adventures of the Loneliest Monk Seal Camp

Keelan B. and Brittany D. comprised our monk seal team at Lisianski Island.  This is the only camp that has only two field researchers making it critical that they get along and can work together.  They had a busy season … Continue reading

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