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Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Annual Report 2017

August 16, 2018

This report highlights the 2017 research, operations, and products of the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center in 2017.

In 2017, the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center joined NOAA in completion of the three-year Campaign to Address Pacific monument Science, Technology, and Ocean Needs (CAPSTONE); surveyed and monitored coral reef ecosystems in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument and Mariana Islands; investigated the coastal ocean of West Hawaii Island marine ecosystem and its underlying oceanography; conducted the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey across approximately 1.8 million square nautical miles (2.5 million square kilometers) of ocean; celebrated the Year of the Monk Seal and monitored the population of endangered Hawaiian monk seals across the Hawaiian Archipelago; surveyed pelagic micronekton and plankton off the leeward coast of Oahu; collaborated with fishers and used underwater video to collect data on the Deep-7 bottomfishes across over 400 sites; employed novel approaches to conduct a multi-species stock assessment; and engaged in collaborative exchanges, agreements, and reviews within NOAA and with external organizations, governments, academia, and the public.

Last updated by Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center on 02/22/2019