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A NOAA Diver lays reels out a measuring tape underwater
June 22, 2016
Type: Media: Article

On June 15, NOAA Divers concluded a research trip onboard the NOAA ship Hi’ialakai to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) and the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM).

A view from deck of a rock formation jutting out from the water
May 23, 2016
Type: Media: Image

A view from NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai of Lehua Rock off Ni'ihau Island in Hawaii.

A small boat with crew on it is hoisted midair back to a NOAA ship
May 23, 2016
Type: Media: Image

A small boat is recovered and hoisted onto the NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai after returning from a diving mission. 

Two NOAA Divers shine a light on a moray eel underwater
June 4, 2016
Type: Media: Image

NOAA Divers examine a moray eel in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI). The data collected will allow scientists to compare population densities in the NWHI and the main Hawaiian Islands.

A NOAA Diver lays reels out a measuring tape underwater
June 7, 2016
Type: Media: Image

NOAA Diver Jason Leonard lays down a transect line while conducting research at 300 ft. in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. In June 2016, NOAA Divers in this mission reached a maximum depth of 330 ft.

NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai seen from a field full of albatrosses
June 3, 2016
Type: Media: Image

The NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai docked at the pier on Midway Atoll. 

A NOAA diver conducting a deep dive
June 9, 2016
Type: Media: Image

A NOAA Diver exploring the mesophotic zone in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. 

A NOAA Diver using a closed circuit rebreather takes a photo underwater
May 28, 2016
Type: Media: Image

NOAA Reciprocity Diver Richard Pyle (from the Bishop Museum) takes a photograph during a bentic survey in the mesophotic zone.

NOAA staff on a small boat at sea during diving operations
May 25, 2016
Type: Media: Image

NOAA Divers and crew members from the NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai pose for a photo on one of the Hi'ialakai's small boats after a day of diving. 

June 15, 2016
Type: Media: Video


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