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SE16-02: Training Collaborators in American Samoa to Conduct Reef Fish Surveys

by Paula Ayotte On April 4, 2016, I traveled to American Samoa to train partner scientists on methods used to conduct fish and benthic surveys, ultimately preparing them to join the Reef Fish Survey cruise (SE-16-02) aboard the NOAA Ship … Continue reading

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Bubbles or not, here we come!

By Andrew Gray Something was different on the recent PIFSC Main Hawaiian Islands Reef Fish Survey cruise led by the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED). In addition to the usual scuba surveys conducted by scientists, the small boats also deployed … Continue reading

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Four Million Nine Hundred Ninety-Nine Thousand Nine Hundred and Ninety-Nine

By Kevin Lino Five million… that number has a pleasant vastness to it. Five million of anything seems overwhelming. Try to picture five million fish. Start small and keep expanding. How would that look? Would they be one compact bait … Continue reading

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Researchers complete surveys of coral reef ecosystems around O`ahu

By Bernardo Vargas-Ángel Members of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) recently concluded a two-week deployment on O`ahu, where they conducted surveys of coral reef ecosystems as part of the Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP) in … Continue reading

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Update from Timor-Leste: team completes 50 surveys of reef fish and benthic communities in first week

By Paula Ayotte PIFSC scientists have been assessing and monitoring the coral reef ecosystems at islands and atolls in the central and western Pacific since 2000. The PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem (CRED) now is establishing baselines and initiating capacity building … Continue reading

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NOAA scientists, local partners mark Coral Triangle Day in Timor-Leste with capacity-building activities

By Brett Schumacher A team of researchers from the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) commemorated Coral Triangle Day on June 9 in Timor-Leste by participating in capacity-building activities with colleagues from the Timor-Leste Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) … Continue reading

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