open/close

Website Options

Options below affect the visual display. Choices are stored using browser cookies.

  • The low bandwidth option causes most images to disappear and stops external fonts from loading.

  • The underlined links option causes all website links to become underlined, making them easier to distinguish.

  • The high contrast option causes colors to change to mostly black and white.

Utility Navigation

Hi'ialakai

The content listed below has been tagged with the topic "Hi'ialakai." Explore other topics to discover additional exciting content.

Result Filters

June 8, 2015
Media: Article

NOAA Ship Hi’ialakai returned June 8 from a 21-day mission to monitor and help recover monk seals and pick up marine debris.

Medical Research Team on board the NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai
September 30, 2015
Media: Article

Study will help inform decisions on how to plan and conduct decompression diving.

Basic page
Hi'ialakai Specifications (OMAO , pdf, 290.07 KB) Design Specifications Designer Tacoma Builder Tacoma Launched 1984 Delivered 2002 Commissioned 2004 Length 224 ft. Breadth 43 ft. Draft 16...
NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai aerial view
September 30, 2015
Media: Article

NOAA Ship Hi‘ialakai conducted a 28-day research expedition in September to explore the deep reefs within Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, recording marine life never before seen.

NOAA diver collecting a new species of sea horse and dragonet fish inside a plastic bag
October 22, 2015
Media: Article

Last September, NOAA Divers dove to the deepest depths any NOAA Diver has yet reached, down to a maximum of 300 feet, to survey areas around the North Western Hawaiian Islands.

NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai aerial view
March 27, 2015
Media: Image
Frequently Asked Question

What is marine debris?

Our oceans are filled with items that do not belong there. Huge amounts of consumer plastics, metals, rubber, paper, textiles, derelict fishing gear, vessels, and other lost or discarded items enter the marine environment every day, making marine debris one of the most widespread pollution problems facing the world's oceans and waterways.

Marine debris is defined as any persistent solid material that is manufactured or processed and directly or indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally, disposed of or abandoned into the marine environment or the Great Lakes. Learn more about marine debris and find out how to prevent it.

NOAA divers from the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center diving unit have been working since 1996 to remove marine debris, specifically derelict fishing gear, from the Hawaiian Archipelago. Every year they set out on the NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai to survey vast swaths of coast line and coral habitat to collect tons of the derelict fishing gear. Read more about why this is important and what they have collected so far on the NOAA Fisheries website.

*ac
"Access controlled" content.
top