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NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette helps remove debris from Hawaiian waters

Oct 22
Marine Debris Brought Aboard NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette
NOAA Fisheries / Steven Gnam

Derelict fishing nets are craned aboard NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette for transport back to Honolulu.

Teams aboard NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette removed over 45,000 lbs of marine debris from Pearl and Hermes Atoll during an October 2018 mission in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Homeported in Honolulu, this multipurpose oceanographic research vessel conducts fisheries assessments, physical and chemical oceanography research and marine mammal along with marine debris surveys throughout the central and western Pacific Ocean.



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