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We’re Back! The Marine Debris Team Returns

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine Debris Mission 2018

Our team collected more than 160,000 pounds of marine debris in just 41 days.
November 16, 2018 - Science Blog ,
Local students and teachers use pieces of marine debris to create a NOAA logo mosaic

From the Barracks to the Berth: An Army Veteran’s Experiences Aboard a NOAA Ship

Annual research mission to survey bottomfish in the main Hawaiian Islands.
November 14, 2018 - Survey ,
Molokai sea cliffs and waterfall

Fishermen and Scientists Work Together to Reduce Shark Bycatch in Hawai'i

Teaming up to study endangered oceanic whitetip and silky sharks off the coast of Hawai‘i Island.
November 01, 2018 - Research ,
Melanie Hutchinson and fisherman Rick Reger watch the sun come up after a long night of fishing.

Imua! Going Forward Island by Island to Clean Marine Debris

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine Debris Mission 2018

The marine debris team travels to the shores of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands aboard the vessel Imua.
October 30, 2018 - Science Blog ,
Marine debris along the shoreline in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Leaving on a Jet Plane: Marine Debris Removal at Midway Atoll Comes to an End

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine Debris Mission 2018

Our team of five cleans up more than 25,000 pounds of debris in 10 days on Midway Atoll.
October 29, 2018 - Science Blog ,
Aerial image of the team removing derelict fishing nets from the reef at Midway Atoll

OK Google: Find the Humpback Whales

Working with Google AI (artificial intelligence) to use machine learning to identify whale song.
October 29, 2018 - Technology ,
A humpback whale surfaces near the island of Maui

Midway Furious Five Rid the Land and Sea of Marine Debris

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine Debris Mission 2018

The team divides and five team members continue their mission removing marine debris on Midway Atoll.
October 26, 2018 - Research ,
Marine debris along the shore at Midway Atoll

Midway Marine Debris: Finding our Land Legs

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine Debris Mission 2018

The team dodges a hurricane at Pearl and Hermes Atoll and arrives at Midway Atoll to continue their mission on land.
October 23, 2018 - Science Blog ,
Small boat transports marine debris (Photo: NOAA Fisheries/Steven Gnam)

Mission Possible: Stormy Seas and Marine Debris

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine Debris Mission 2018

The team completes operations at Pearl and Hermes Atoll and departs before a major hurricane arrives.
October 22, 2018 - Science Blog ,
Derelict fishing nets are craned onboard the NOAA Ship Sette to transport back to Honolulu

Wrapping Up Marine Debris Operations at Pearl and Hermes Atoll

The marine debris team cleans up 52,000 pounds of derelict fishing nets from miles of reef.
October 19, 2018 - Science Blog ,
Aerial view of the sand berm at the north end of Pearl and Hermes Atoll.