The NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette departed on a 24-day research expedition to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to support research and recovery efforts for the endangered Hawaiian monk seal. Every year, our biologists monitor the status of m
The Hawaiian monk seal has been in decline since the 1950's and lost nearly 70 percent of its population between 1958 and 2006. In recent years, the decline has slowed in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI), and a population of seals has
NOAA Fisheries scientists returned from conducting research using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in PapahÄnaumokuÄkea Marine National Monument. The team and pilots from collaborating organizations tested two types of UAS platforms to determine thei
Positive Signs for Hawaiian Monk Seals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
In May 2015, NOAA Fisheries deployed 14 researchers, in teams of two to four people, to five of the six main areas in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI), which includes F
In September 2015, the Hawaiian monk seal research program (HMSRP) will be embarking on a research cruise aboard the NOAA research vessel Oscar Elton Sette for a 28-day project in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI). The mission will focus on saving
From July 15 through July 17, the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program (HMSRP) of the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center will be conducting a vaccination drill spanning Oahu and the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
Certain virus-borne infectiou