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Managing Local Stressors for Coral Reef Condition and Ecosystem Services Delivery Under Climate Scenarios

A spatially-explicit biophysical ecosystem model evaluates socio-ecological trade-offs of land-based vs. marine-based management scenarios, and local-scale vs. global-scale stressors and their cumulative impacts.
November 13, 2018 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Nocturnal Visual Census of Pelagic Fauna Using Scuba Near Kona, Hawai‘i

Evaluation of pelagic plankton community structure as observed on nighttime scuba dives and compared with environmental data.
September 25, 2018 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Gravity of Human Impacts Mediates Coral Reef Conservation Gains

A global analysis of tropical reefs reveals human impact on top predators, fish biomass, and ecological functions in marine reserves.
July 03, 2018 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Gravity of Human Impacts Mediates Coral Reef Conservation Gains

An international study of nearly 1800 tropical coral reefs around the world found that marine reserves near heavily populated areas struggle to do their job—but are a vast improvement over having no protection at all.
June 18, 2018 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,
Grey reef shark and schools of anthias at Jarvis Island

Grey reef shark and schools of anthias at Jarvis Island in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.

Benchmarking the 1999 EPAP Recommendations With Existing Fishery Ecosystem Plans

This tech memo examines the wide range of approaches and use of Fishery Ecosystem Plans and shows that each Regional Fishery Management Council has different needs and priorities for approaching Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management.
March 15, 2018 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

A Review of Potential Approaches for Managing Marine Fisheries in a Changing Climate

Climate variability and change may affect marine fisheries by altering ecosystem functions, fish abundance and productivity, species and fishery distributions, bycatch rates, and habitat availability. This tech memo explores the proactive management alternatives...
March 15, 2018 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Ocean Futures Under Ocean Acidification, Marine Protection, and Changing Fishing Pressures Explored Using a Worldwide Suite of Ecosystem Models

Scientists from Norway, the United States, France, and Australia evaluated the effects of ocean acidification, marine protected areas, and fishing pressure on eight different marine ecosystems.
March 01, 2018 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,
Sea turtle swims above coral reef at Baker Island.

Sea turtle swims above coral reef at Baker Island (Photo: NOAA Fisheries/Paula Ayotte).

Evaluating Management Strategies to Optimize Coral Reef Ecosystem Services

Scientists from NOAA’s Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Hawai‘i Division of Aquatic Resources, and The Nature Conservancy evaluated how different management strategies would benefit the coastal marine ecosystem and coral reef health at Puakō, in Hawai‘i....
February 21, 2018 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

A Comparison of Sampling Methods for Larvae of Medium and Large Epipelagic Fish Species During Spring SEAMAP Ichthyoplankton Surveys in the Gulf of Mexico

Results from this comparison of sampling methods show sampling effectiveness strongly depends on the depth fished by the net and that the S‐10 net was more effective than standard SEAMAP bongo and neuston nets.
February 19, 2014 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Oceanographic Conditions in the Gulf of Mexico in July 2010 During the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

In situ and satellite observations were used to assess 3D circulation of the Gulf of Mexico in July 2010 following the Deepwater Horizon platform explosion.
January 04, 2014 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,