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NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette expedition supports Hawaiian monk seal study

2019
May 14
NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette
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NOAA Teacher at Sea Program

NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette as seen from a small boat off the coast of Maui.

 

NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette departed on May 15 for a 27-day research expedition throughout the main and Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to support research and recovery of the endangered Hawaiian monk seal and threatened green sea turtle. The ship will deploy researchers to set up camps in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands for four months. Field researchers from NOAA and six partner organizations will conduct research and conservation activities at French Frigate Shoals, Laysan Island, Lisianski Island, Pearl and Hermes Reef, and Kure Atoll. They will also take day trips to survey Niʻihau Island, Nihoa Island, Mokumanamana Island, and Midway Atoll. Learn more about the expedition at: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/partnering-protect-and-stud...

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