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Northern Marianas Islands

By Chris Sullivan   100 Island challenge team member Chris Sullivan recently accompanied NOAA’s Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) on their Mariana Archipelago Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program scientific expedition across the Northern most islands of the archipelago. This is Chris’s second time visiting the Marianas as part of CREP’s efforts. Although the islands are

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Maug’s Caldera: A Natural Laboratory

In May of 2014, 100 Island Challenge team members Clinton Edwards and Mike Fox joined the National Atmospheric and Atmospheric Administration Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) on the vessel Hi’ialakai for a special mission to the Island of Maug, located in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands National Monument. Essentially a sunken volcano caldera,

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28/07

Northern Marianas Islands

By Chris Sullivan   100 Island challenge team member Chris Sullivan recently accompanied NOAA’s Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) on their Mariana Archipelago Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program scientific expedition across the Northern most islands of the archipelago. This is Chris’s second time visiting the Marianas as part of CREP’s efforts. Although the islands are

29/06

Getting on Tonga Time: 100 Island Challenge Maps Tongan reefs

By Nicole Pederson Tonga is a Polynesian archipelago in the South Pacific. In May and June 2017, Clint Edwards and Nicole Pederson from 100 Island Challenge team participated in an expedition to visit the Ha’apai and Vava’u island groups in the Kingdom of Tonga. They assisted with baseline surveys of these coral reefs. In total,

26/06

A history of survival: revisiting Jamaica research sites

by Clint Edwards, PhD Student In November 2016, the 100 Island Challenge team visited the north coast of Jamaica to work with teams from the Alligator Head Foundation and Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory, University of the West Indies, Mona. While there are still many pressing threats to Jamaican coral reefs, we were excited to find

29/07

New Publication: “Bright Spots” in Coral Reefs

“Bright spots among the world’s coral reefs” Nature (2016) Joshua E. Cinner, Cindy Huchery, M. Aaron MacNeil, Nicholas A.J. Graham, Tim R. McClanahan, Joseph Maina, Eva Maire, John N. Kittinger, Christina C. Hicks, Camilo Mora, Edward H. Allison, Stephanie D’Agata, Andrew Hoey, David A. Feary, Larry Crowder, Ivor D. Williams, Michel Kulbicki, Laurent Vigliola, Laurent

01/07

Maug’s Caldera: A Natural Laboratory

In May of 2014, 100 Island Challenge team members Clinton Edwards and Mike Fox joined the National Atmospheric and Atmospheric Administration Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) on the vessel Hi’ialakai for a special mission to the Island of Maug, located in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands National Monument. Essentially a sunken volcano caldera,

29/06

100IC Team Participating on NOAA CREP Cruises

This summer, members of the 100 Island Challenge team will be joining the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) to survey the islands of the Hawaiian archipelago! The mission of the Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) is to provide high-quality scientific information about the status and trends of coral reef ecosystems of the central and

16/06

International Coral Reef Symposium 2016

  The 100 Island Challenge team will be representing the large-scale imagery work at International Coral Reef Symposium 2016 in Honolulu (June 19-24)! The theme of this meeting is ‘Bridging Science to Policy’, which is a highly topical issue for our team, as we use our images both to extract data and to translate our

04/06

Palmyra Atoll Bleaching Update (May 2016)

The abnormally warm water event associated with El Niño has been pummeling coral reefs worldwide. Last week the Sandin and Smith labs from Scripps Institution of Oceanography embarked on a rapid response expedition to survey the damage of the warm sea surface temperatures at one of our long term monitoring sites. Palmyra Atoll, a tiny