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Spatial Distribution and Sources of Nutrients at Two Coastal Developments in South Kohala, Hawai’i

A study documenting how nutrients are distributed within coral reef developments for better understanding of how to make coral reefs more resilient to stressors.
January 06, 2022 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Hide ’n Seq: Direct Versus Indirect Metabarcoding of Coral Reef Cryptic Communities

Using coral reefs as a model system, here we compare how different survey methods likely captures different taxa. Thus multiple targeted assays can be used to provide the greatest estimates of metazoan and macroalgal richness.
September 14, 2021 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Multi-Year Effort To Observe Seafloor Habitats And Learn More About Deep-sea Corals And Sponges In Alaska

The four-year Alaska Deep-Sea Coral and Sponge Initiative is part of an effort to improve our understanding of deep-sea coral communities and aid resource managers in developing and evaluating management options for these valuable habitats.
August 09, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Underwater photo of orange and white striped rockfish and sea urchins congregating around a large red tree coral on the seafloor. Rockfish and sea urchins congregate around a large red tree coral (Primnoa pacifica) in the Gulf of Alaska. Photo credit: NOAA Fisheries.

Comparing Coral Colony Surveys From In-Water Observations and Structure-From-Motion Imagery Shows Low Methodological Bias

As threats to coral reefs grow, monitoring changes provides key information about ecosystem function and resilience of reefs. We compare data generated from in-water surveys to SfM-derived metrics to validate the transition between two methods.
May 29, 2021 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Local Conditions Magnify Coral Loss After Marine Heatwaves

Using a global analysis of 223 sites, we show that local stressors paired with climate change kills corals. We offer the optimistic premise that effective local management, alongside global efforts to mitigate climate change, can help coral reefs.
May 28, 2021 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Two NOAA Fisheries Scientists Receive the Prestigious Cozzarelli Prize

Andrew Hein and Stephan Munch, along with co-authors, received the prize for their research on the behavior and population dynamics of coral reef fish.
March 29, 2021 - Feature Story ,

Two Coral Species and Their Life History Traits

To test the effects of relevant nutrient enrichment on coral growth and filters, we conducted a 5‐week experiment on two Hawaiian coral species with results highlighting how life history traits modify species response to environmental change.
February 27, 2021 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Long-Term Presence of the Island Mass Effect at Rangiroa Atoll, French Polynesia

A study investigating the phytoplankton biomass near island and atoll reef ecosystems (termed IME) at Rangiroa Atoll. By studying IME we can better understand changes caused by a warming climate and changing environmental conditions for marine ecosystems.
January 13, 2021 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Large-Scale Mapping of Live Corals To Guide Reef Conservation

In the face of challenges faced by core reefs, we developed an mapping approach and deep learning models to better understand the distribution of live corals throughout the main Hawaiian islands.
December 14, 2020 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Supporting and Meeting Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management Objectives for Sustainable Use of Coral Reef Ecosystems

We explore how an ecosystem model could better integrate economic and social objectives, using the coral reef ecosystem around Hawai`i as a case study.
November 24, 2020 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,