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Project: Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey

July 6, 2017 to October 10, 2017

The Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS) project is a marine mammal assessment survey of the waters of the Hawaiian Island Chain extending offshore to the limits of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (200 miles from land). The overall objective of the HICEAS project is to estimate the abundance and understand the distribution of dolphins and whales which are commonly found in the waters around the Hawaiian Islands. Learn more about the project at:


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Note: This information is provided for general information about current NOAA ship and aircraft projects. Project start and end dates are based on the FY17 Fleet Allocation Plan and are subject to change. They do not necessarily reflect actual ship and aircraft schedules.

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