NOAA Diver Randy Kosaki collects new species of sea horse and dragonet fish during a closed circuit rebreather (CCR) dive down to a maximum depth of 300 feet in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.
NOAA Diver and Unit Diving Supervisor Brian Degan attaches an acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV) arm to a tripod mount for an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) near Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. The data collected will be used to fine tune models that forecast how long corals take to recover from injuries caused by large scale disturbances.
NOAA Diver Ray Boland operating a stereo video system to measure fish sizes in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM). The system captures two synchronized images that measure moving objects with a high degree of accuracy.
A new species of dragonet fish collected by NOAA Divers at a depth of 300 feet, Pioneer Bank, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM). This was the deepest depth reached by NOAA Divers at the time of collection (September 2015).