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Depth Derivation Using Multispectral WorldView-2 Satellite Imagery

Description: Report discussing high-resolution multibeam bathymetry data. Results show that in the absence of shallow (0-20 m) high-resolution bathymetric data, satellite-derived depths are an important resource for assessing, monitoring, and managing shallow coral reef ecosystems. (pg. iii)
Date: June 2015
Creator: Ehses, Julia S. & Rooney, John J.
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Stock Assessment Update for the Main Hawaiian Islands Deep7 Bottomfish Complex through 2013 with Projected Annual Catch Limits through 2016

Description: From abstract: Report containing of a stock assessment update of the main Hawaiian Islands Deep7 bottom fish complex conducted through fishing year 2013. This update used the previous benchmark assessment data analysis, modeling, and stock projection approaches with one major improvement in CPUE standardization.
Date: November 2014
Creator: Brodziak, Jon; Yau, Annie; O'Malley, Joseph; Andrews, Allen; Humphreys, Robert; DeMartini, Ed et al.
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Contingency Plan for Hawaiian Monk Seal Unusual Mortality Events

Description: Report about the unusual mortality of Hawaiian Monk Seals that includes extensive background information and research along with a prospective contingency plan to respond to the issue of unusual mortality for this species.
Date: May 2004
Creator: Yochem, Pamela K.; Braun, Robert C.; Ryon, Bradley; Baker, Jason D. & Antonelis, George A.
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Forty Years of Research: Recovery Records of Green Turtles Observed or Originally Tagged at French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, 1973-2013

Description: Report that brings a 1983 NOAA Technical Memorandum titled "recovery records of adult green turtles observed or originally tagged at French Frigate Shoals, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands" up to date. Report includes some novel ways to present information gathered in more than 40 years of systematic monitoring at FFS. (pg. iii)
Date: May 2014
Creator: Humburg, Irene Nurzia & Balazs, George H.
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The Hawaiian Monk Seal in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, 2001

Description: The following document reports the findings of the studies of the endangered Hawaiian monk seal during 2001 in all of its reproductive sites in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. This document contains information evaluating the status and trends of monk seal subpopulations; natural history traits such as survival, reproduction, growth, behavior, and feeding habits; and the success of various activities designed to facilitate population growth.
Date: April 2004
Creator: Johanos, Thea C. & Baker, Jason D.
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The Hawaiian Monk Seal in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, 2002

Description: The following document presents results of field studies of the endangered Hawaiian monk seal conducted in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands during 2002. These studies provide information to evaluate the status and trends of monk seal subpopulations; natural history traits such as survival, reproduction, growth, behavior, and feeding habits; and the success of various activities designed to facilitate population growth.
Date: July 2005
Creator: Johanos, Thea C. & Baker, Jason D.
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The Hawaiian Monk Seal in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, 2003

Description: The following document provides information from the 2003 field studies of the endangered Hawaiian monk seal in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. These studies evaluate the status and trends of monk seal subpopulations, natural history traits such as survival, reproduction, growth, behavior, and feeding habits, and the success of various activities designed to facilitate population growth.
Date: March 2007
Creator: Johanos, Thea C. & Baker, Jason D.
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Shark Predation on Hawaiian Monk Seals: Workshop II & Post-Workshop Developments, November 5-6, 2008

Description: Report on shark predation of Hawaiian monk seals that includes three parts : a report from Workshop II on November 5-6, 2008, knowledge about shark predation related to Hawaiian monk seals, and HMSRP premises, positions, and post-workshop developments.
Date: July 2010
Creator: Gobush, Kathleen S.
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Injury Determinations for Marine Mammals Observed Interacting with Hawaii and American Samoa Longline Fisheries During 2009-2013

Description: The following document is a compilation of reports of marine mammal interactions with the Hawaii and American Samoa longline fisheries during 2009-2013, including the assessments of the number of marine mammal deaths, serious injuries, and non-serious injuries by fishery, species, and management areas.
Date: March 2016
Creator: Bradford, Amanda L. & Forney, Karin A.
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Chemoreception in Loggerhead Sea Turtles: An Assessment of the Feasibility of Using Chemical Deterrents to Prevent Sea Turtle Interactions with Longline Fishing Gear

Description: From introduction: The following document presents results from a series of studies designed and conducted to assess the chemosensory abilities of loggerhead turtles and explores the feasibility of using chemical deterrents to present sea turtles from interacting with longline fishing gear.
Date: July 2007
Creator: Southwood, Amanda; Higgins, Benjamin; Brill, Richard & Swimmer, Yonat
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Linking Hawaii Fisherman Reported Commercial Bottomfish Catch Data to Potential Bottomfish Habitat and Proposed Restricted Fishing Areas using GIS and Spatial Analysis

Description: From executive summary: This report outlines an effort to spatially link commercial bottomfish catch data from the State of Hawaii Fisherman Reporting System with potential adult bottomfish habitat and restricted fishing areas as proposed by the State of Hawaii and the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council.
Date: September 2007
Creator: Parke, Michael
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Shark Deterrent and Incidental Capture Workshop April 10-11, 2008

Description: From executive summary: This report summarizes findings reported by scientists at a Shark Deterrent and Incidental Capture Workshop cosponsored by the Consortium of Wildlife Bycatch Reduction, the New England Aquarium, and NOAA PIFSC...this report is meant to evaluate methods to monitor and reduce shark bycatch.
Date: November 2008
Creator: Swimmer, Yonat; Wang, John H. & McNaughton, Lianne
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Historic Fishing Methods in American Samoa

Description: Report discussing the historic fishing practices that are common place among American Samoans. Report includes fishing techniques, types of fishing, and variation between villages.
Date: June 2011
Creator: Armstrong, Karen; Herdich, David & Levine, Arielle
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Bumphead Parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum)

Description: Report on the status of bumphead parrotfish in relation to their status in accordance to the Endangered Species Act. The Team finds that there is a low plausibility of bumphead parrotfish being driven to extinction.
Date: September 2011
Creator: Kobayashi, Donald; Friedlander, Alan; Grimes, Churchill; Nichols, Ryan & Zgliczynski, Brian
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Status Review Report of 82 Candidate Coral Species Petitioned Under The U.S. Endangered Species Act

Description: Report on the status review of 83 species of coral in relation to their status as threatened or endangered based on the criteria set by the Endangered Species Act.
Date: September 2011
Creator: Brainard, Russell E.; Birkeland, Charles; Eakin, C. Mark; McElhany, Paul; Miller, Margaret W.; Patterson, Matt et al.
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2006 Sea Turtle and Pelagic Fish Sensory Physiology Workshop, September 12-13, 2006

Description: From summary: This report summarizes the findings reported by collaborating scientists at the 4th Sea Turtle and Pelagic Fish Sensory Physiology Workshop hosted by the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences Eastern Shore Laboratory in Wachapregue, Virginia during September 12-13, 2006...The primary objective of the research is to develop techniques and/or commercially viable devices that eliminate or substantially reduce interactions of sea turtles with longline fishing gear while not reducing catch rates of the targeted fish species to unacceptable levels.
Date: October 2007
Creator: Swimmer, Yonat & Wang, John H.
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American Somoa as a Fishing Community

Description: From abstract: Monitoring the institutional, socioeconomic, and cultural aspects of fishing is just as important as monitoring fish populations and habitat in ensuring American Samoa's ability to sustain itself as a fishing community.
Date: July 2009
Creator: Allen, Stewart
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Design and Implementation of a Bottomfish Fishery-independent Survey in the Main Hawaiian Islands

Description: The following document conducts stock assessment reports on deep-slope bottomfish along the State of Hawaii. The goal of this report is to improve stock assessments through optimal design and implementation of a fishery-independent survey for the Deep-7 bottomfish complex in the main Hawaiian Islands.
Date: June 2016
Creator: Richards, Benjamin L.; Smith, Steven G.; Ault, Jerald S.; DiNardo, Gerard T.; Kobayashi, Donald; Domokos, Reka et al.
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Development and Testing of Two Towed Volumetric Hydrophone Array Prototypes to Improve Localization Accuracy During Shipboard Line-transect Cetacean Surveys

Description: The following document presents the result of a project aimed at improving the hydrodynamics of the volumetric array design for towing at faster speeds of 10 knots from large research vessels. The document explains the theory behind the design considerations for each prototype presented, sea trial results and subsequent modifications, and discuss improvements for future designs.
Date: March 2016
Creator: Barkley, Yvonne; Barlow, Jay; Rankin, Shannon; D'Spain, Gerald & Oleson, Erin
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