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From the Village to the Pacific, coordinating coral reef assessments in Tutuila, American Samoa

by Kelvin Gorospe and Adel Heenan Following the American Samoa portion of the recent Reef Fish Survey cruise, Adel and I disembarked NOAA ship Oscar Elton Sette to remain in Pago Pago, American Samoa. From May 9 to 13, we … Continue reading

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SE16-02: Jumping in the deep end

by Motusaga Vaeoso Training in standard fish survey methods for the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center’s reef fish survey project was difficult, intensive work. As the new coral reef monitoring technician for the American Samoa Coral Reef Advisory Group (CRAG), … Continue reading

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SE16-02: American Samoa Reef Fish Survey Summary

by Adel Heenan and Marc Nadon For the past three weeks, the NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette has been the support platform for the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center’s reef fish survey project. This research project was led by the … 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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Coral reef monitoring surveys completed around the islands and atolls of American Samoa

By Bernardo Vargas-Ángel With work complete in the U.S. territory of American Samoa, the NOAA Ship Hi‘ialakai stopped in the port of Pago Pago Harbor for a short pause between Legs III and IV of PIFSC cruise HA-15-01. Led by … Continue reading

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Survey of mesophotic coral reefs completed in the Manu`a Islands, American Samoa

Scientists Marie Ferguson, Jeremy Taylor, and John Rooney from the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) and Tee Jay Letalie of the American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR) recently completed an 18-day project to survey habitats and … Continue reading

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