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Coral Health, Ecosystem Connectivity, Apex Predator
Movement, Mapping, and Deep-Sea Time-Lapse Camera Expedition,
July 29, 2007
July 7th through July 29th 2007, the NOAA (National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration) Ship Hi`ialakai ("embracing
pathways to the sea," pictured to left),
conducted a research expedition to the Papahānaumokuākea
Marine National Monument. The expedition included ecosystem
connectivity research, apex predator (jacks, sharks, grey
snapper) tagging and movement
studies, coral health assessment, deep-sea time-lapse cameras,
and mapping missions.
here to see where the Hi'ialakai is now.
here to see current data from the ship.
here for maps of the region
here to see descriptions of the research projects
Pinnacles on YouTube
and Hermes Atoll on YouTube
from the Ship by Keeley Belva