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Coral reef monitoring in the Mariana Archipelago: preliminary results from visual surveys of fishes and benthic habitats

By Kathryn Dennis and Bernardo Vargas-Ángel The PIFSC cruise HA-14-01 officially concluded yesterday, Monday, June 2, when the NOAA Ship Hi`ialakai arrived back at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, from Saipan. During this expedition, which began on March 5, scientists from … Continue reading

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Update from Midway Atoll: team removes Japan tsunami boat, 9 metric tons of marine debris

By Kevin O’Brien Staff members of the marine debris team of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) are near the end of a 21-day mission to survey and remove marine debris at Midway Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. As … Continue reading

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New data on benthic cover at Guam now available

Since the first cruise of the Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP) in 2000, NOAA Fisheries has used towed-diver surveys to provide large-scale assessments of benthic habitats. This survey method involves towing scuba divers behind a small boat … Continue reading

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