Tag Archives: Tern Island

A day in the life of the East Island Exiles

How we stayed sane on the smallest island field camp in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands by Marylou Staman Imagine this: You wake up on a cot, under a canvas tent, and blink your eyes, wondering where you are. As you … Continue reading

Posted in Protected Species | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The People Aboard NOAA’s ARC: Team French Frigate Shoals

Get to know the bold field biologists stationed on remote islands for NOAA’s Hawaiian Monk Seal Assessment & Recovery Camps. Every year (since the 1980s!), the NOAA Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program has deployed camps in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian … Continue reading

Posted in Protected Species | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A twenty minute boat ride to safety

French Frigate Shoals has earned a reputation as one of the more challenging sites in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands – both for monk seals and monk seal camp biologists. Why?  Life can be hard at French Frigate Shoals!  Once the … Continue reading

Posted in Protected Species | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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

Posted in Protected Species, Scientific Operations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,