Tag Archives: Coral Reef Conservation Program

Ocean Discoveries: Predicting Mesophotic Coral Distributions in Hawaii Blog Series, Part 2 – A Word with Dr. Malia Chow, Superintendent of NOAA’s HIHWNMS

Dr. Malia Chow is the Superintendent of NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (sanctuary), a role that necessitates experience working with stakeholders, researchers and government officials, etc. on varying levels. What readers might not know is that Malia … Continue reading

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Ocean Discoveries: Predicting Mesophotic Coral Distributions in Hawaii Blog Series – Part 1, Bryan Costa

By Bryan Costa, Geospatial Scientist, Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science Project Overview The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (HIHWNMS) is jointly managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the … Continue reading

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Ocean Discoveries: Marine Ecological Gap Analysis for the National Park Service

By Dan Dorfman, Marine Conservation Planner Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science NCCOS/CCMA Blogger Biography: Dan Dorfman is a Marine Conservation Planner with the NCCOS’ Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, Biogeography Branch.  His work … Continue reading

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Ocean Discoveries: 2012 Nancy Foster Mapping Mission/Day 17 – Final Day of Science

By Alicia Clarke The Last 24 Hours of Science After an afternoon spent successfully calibrating this fish acoustics sonar system, Laura Kracker and Erik Ebert started the last 12 hours of fish acoustic operations for the mission. The team deployed … Continue reading

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Ocean Discoveries: 2012 Nancy Foster Mapping Mission/Day 16- Multibeam and ROV Finds

By Alicia Clarke Yesterday evening we wrapped up the multibeam and related ROV operations. Over the course of the day’s three dives we found pockets of the seafloor teaming with fish, corals and invertebrates. Some of the day’s best pictures … Continue reading

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Ocean Discoveries: 2012 Nancy Foster Mapping Mission: Field Notes/Day 15 – Backscatter Imagery Completes the Picture of the Sea Floor

By Will Sautter, Acoustic Mapping Specialist, Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science Painting a Portrait of the Seafloor This is Will Sautter again. We have been steadily painting the portrait of the Great Reserve boundary with … Continue reading

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Ocean Discoveries: 2012 Nancy Foster Mapping Mission/Days 11-14 – Connecting Students to Scientists via Skype

By Alicia Clarke Back Out to Sea after Weather Delays You’ve probably noticed that the Nancy Foster mapping mission team has been a bit quiet over the last couple of days. That’s because a weather system blowing in from the … Continue reading

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