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That’s a Wrap: HICEAS 2017 is Complete!

By Karin Forney HICEAS Cruise Leader In our last update on the progress of the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS), the NOAA Ship Reuben Lasker had finished three of its four survey legs. In this, our final … Continue reading

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From two ships to one: The penultimate leg of HICEAS 2017

By Jim Carretta HICEAS Cruise Leader When we last checked in on the progress of the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS), one of the two NOAA ships involved in the survey had completed its HICEAS 2017 mission.  … Continue reading

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HICEAS halfway: Two ships keep up the momentum surveying for whales and dolphins around Hawaiʻi

By Marie Hill and Eric Archer HICEAS Cruise Leaders Following up on the last progress report of the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS) of 2017, we have completed another leg of survey effort aboard the two NOAA … Continue reading

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HICEAS seabird observers: Not just winging it

By Rachel Holton and Amanda Bradford PIFSC Young Scientist Opportunity Intern and HICEAS Cruise Leader While the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS) focuses on determining the size, structure, and habitat of cetacean (whale and dolphin) populations in … Continue reading

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The HICEAS adventures continue: Two ships join forces to search for whales and dolphins in Hawaiian waters

By Amanda Bradford and Jeff Moore HICEAS Cruise Leaders When we last checked in on the progress of the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS), the first leg of HICEAS 2017 aboard the NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette … 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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