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Northwestern Hawaiian Islands 2021 Marine Debris Mission

Check out these photos from the mission to remove and assess marine debris in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.
September 07, 2021 - Photo Gallery ,
Papahānaumokuākea Marine Debris Project diver Kristen Kelly cuts a large derelict fishing net off the reef as NOAA divers Ari Halperin and William Reich haul it into the small boat at Holaniku (Kure Atoll).

The Impacts of Ghost Nets on Coral Reefs

Researchers use structure from motion photogrammetry to measure the damage that lost or discarded fishing nets cause to coral reefs in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
September 25, 2020 - Feature Story ,
2250x1687-2018.09.28-Coral-Reef-Scar-StevenGnam.jpg The marine debris team removing a large derelict fishing net from the reef at Pearl and Hermes Atoll. The impact area of the net can be seen as a pale patch on the coral reef in the upper right corner of the image. Photo: NOAA Fisheries/Steven Gnam.

Injury Determinations for Humpback Whales and Other Cetaceans Reported to NOAA Response Networks in the Hawaiian Islands During 2018

During 2018, there were 19 reports of cetaceans with human-caused injuries, including 4 humpback whales involved in vessel collisions, 11 humpback whales entangled in presumed fishing gear or marine debris and 4 other cetaceans with human-caused injuries.
June 05, 2020 - Technical Memo ,

Dolphin Calf Swimming Freely After Rescue Team Steps In

Biologists work together to free calf from fishing gear off Florida coast.
March 12, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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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 ,

Protecting Paradise: Marine Debris Team Does the Heavy Lifting

The team removed more than 160,000 pounds of lost or abandoned fishing nets and plastics from the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, an ecologically and culturally significant area, part of the Papahānaumokuāea Marine National Monument.
November 09, 2018 - Feature Story ,

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 ,

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 ,

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 ,