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Seattle Aquarium 2018 Hawaii reef research report: part 1 of 2

Seattle Aquarium 2018 Hawaii reef research report: part 1 of 2

2018 marks the tenth consecutive year that Seattle Aquarium staff members have conducted Hawaiian reef fish and coral health research along the northwestern side of the Big Island of Hawaii. 

2011 Hawaii Collecting Trip, Part One

2011 Hawaii Collecting Trip, Part One

Every other year, biologists from the Seattle Aquarium go to Hawaii to collect new warm water animals for our exhibits. This blog post, is part one of a four-part blog series that will cover what it takes to put together a collection trip and highlight the biologists’ experiences.

Seattle Aquarium 2018 Hawaii reef research report: part 2 of 2

Seattle Aquarium 2018 Hawaii reef research report: part 2 of 2

2018 marks the tenth consecutive year that Seattle Aquarium staff members have conducted Hawaiian reef fish and coral health research along the northwestern side of the Big Island of Hawaii. Follow along as Seattle Aquarium Curator of Conservation Research Shawn Larson recaps the experience. To read part 1, click here (link to first blog post).

Seattle Aquarium research in Hawaii part 2: water quality analyses

Seattle Aquarium research in Hawaii part 2: water quality analyses

In our first blog post, we shared details about the reef surveys conducted in Hawaii by the Seattle Aquarium every winter since 2009. In 2017, our ninth consecutive year in Hawaii, we added a water quality component to our marine fish/coral surveys as part of a NOAA coral reef health grant we received to support this work.

Seattle Aquarium research in Hawaii part 1: reef surveys

Seattle Aquarium research in Hawaii part 1: reef surveys

Wish you had a reason to travel to Hawaii during Seattle’s chilly and wet winters? Then you might envy the Seattle Aquarium biologists who travel to the west coast of Hawaii’s Big Island every winter to conduct annual reef surveys, a research project that launched in 2009.

Seattle Aquarium 2017 Hawaii reef research report

Seattle Aquarium 2017 Hawaii reef research report

2017 marks the ninth consecutive year that Seattle Aquarium staff members have conducted reef fish surveys at eight sites along the northwestern side of the Big Island of Hawaii. 

Seattle Aquarium Hawaii reef research report

Seattle Aquarium Hawaii reef research report

2016 marks the eighth consecutive year that Seattle Aquarium staff members have conducted reef fish surveys at eight sites along the northwestern side of the Big Island of Hawaii. Below, Curator of Conservation Research Dr. Shawn Larson shares her journal from this year’s surveys.

Our humble office.

2015 Hawaii collecting trip (Part II)

Every other year, biologists from the Seattle Aquarium go to Hawaii to collect new warm water animals for our exhibits. This blog post is the second in a series that highlights the biologists’ experiences and gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at a collection trip.

Shipping containers.

2015 Hawaii collecting trip

Every other year, biologists from the Seattle Aquarium go to Hawaii to collect new warm water animals for our exhibits. This blog post is the first in a series that will highlight the biologists’ experiences and give readers a behind-the-scenes look at a collection trip.

Seattle Aquarium heads to the Big Island!

Seattle Aquarium heads to the Big Island! Part 2 of 2

The Seattle Aquarium recently completed its seventh year of a research project off the northwest coast Hawaii’s Big Island: monitoring reef fish abundance. Data is gathered using a method similar to the one used in our temperate fish surveys: non-invasive monitoring through diver-performed video sampling. 

Hawaii

Seattle Aquarium heads to the Big Island! Part 1 of 2

The Seattle Aquarium recently completed its seventh year of a research project off the northwest coast Hawaii’s Big Island: monitoring reef fish abundance. Data is gathered using a method similar to the one used in our temperate fish surveys: non-invasive monitoring through diver-performed video sampling. 

Research team Shawn, Joel, Alan and Tim at new site.

Seattle Aquarium research trip to Hawaii, part 5

Seattle Aquarium staff members recently traveled to Hawaii to complete their sixth year of monitoring reef fish abundance off the northwest coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. The non-invasive monitoring is performed via video sampling done in cooperation with the Washington State University and the Hawaii Department of Aquatic Resources.

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