Tag Archives: Randallichthys filamentosus

Visit to Johnston Atoll Wildlife Refuge: PIFSC SE-13-07 “Deep -7” Bottomfish research expedition blog

We visited Johnston Atoll today via small boat launches from the NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette. The story of the atoll is long and varied and it has had multiple uses throughout its history. At the end of WWII Johnston … Continue reading

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Shark Encounters: PIFSC SE-13-07 “Deep -7” Bottomfish research expedition blog

Shark interactions When we first arrived in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument waters off Johnston Atoll we started plotting bottomfish sampling locations using topography, currents and the EK-60 fish finder to identify areas of interest. However this was … Continue reading

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In search of the elusive bottomfish: PIFSC SE-13-07 “Deep -7” Bottomfish research expedition blog

Searching out Deep-7 bottomfish Extensive effort was required to collect a minimum of 30, and maximum of 50, fin-clip tissue samples from bottomfish in the Johnston Atoll area to conduct DNA analyses. Proposing the collection of 30 fin clips is … Continue reading

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