Climate Change Time Series Research Videos
These brief clips summarize our research on climate change in the Pacific Islands region.
The Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center produced these short videos on climate change-related research. They shared this 9-part video series, called "Time Series Tuesdays," on Twitter and Facebook. Watch and learn about how climate is affecting our species and environments in the Pacific Islands.
Introduction to Time Series Research
What’s a time series and how do scientists use them to learn about climate change?
The Role of Herbivores in Promoting Reef Persistence
Discover the power of herbivorous fish as they use their talents to help coral reefs remain resilient in the wake of climate change.
- Peer-Reviewed Research: Can herbivore management increase the persistence of Indo-Pacific coral reefs?
Pacific Islands Vulnerability Assessment
How will climate change affect marine species in the Pacific Islands region? Watch to find out the results of NOAA’s in-depth investigation into this question. What we discovered may surprise you!
The animals of the open ocean are very difficult to study. Nevertheless, scientists have developed some ingenious methods to learn more about these mysterious creatures. Watch to find out how!
Monk Seals Part 1
In this first part of our two-part series on Hawaiian monk seals, learn all about how important terrestrial land is to pup survival and how climate change is threatening this habitat.
Monk Seals Part 2
In the second part of our Hawaiian monk seal series, learn of a possible solution to the problem of terrestrial habitat loss. Make sure to watch the first part from last week to get the whole picture!
- NOAA Tech Memo: Terrestrial habitat loss and the long-term viability of the French Frigate Shoals Hawaiian monk seal subpopulation
- More information on Hawaiian monk seal research
The oldest known fish lived to be 226 years old! But just how do we know this? Lend an ear to find out how scientists determine the age of fish in this week’s post.
The communities of the Pacific Islands love their fish and NOAA wants to support this love for years to come. Find out how NOAA plans to sustain fisheries with help from local communities.
Structure from Motion
Scientists are on the hunt for the most resilient coral as we prepare for the impacts of climate change. Find out how scientists are using cutting-edge technology to build 3D models of coral colonies.
- Peer-Reviewed Research: Comparing Coral Colony Surveys From In-Water Observations and Structure-From-Motion Imagery Shows Low Methodological Bias
Thanks for joining us to learn how local data are being used to understand climate change in the Pacific Islands region!
NOAA Fisheries Climate Science Strategy: Pacific Islands Regional Action Plan
Contact: Phoebe Woodworth-Jefcoats