Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center

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Please enjoy these images of the wildlife and landscapes PIERC studies throughout the Pacific Islands

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A person walks down a sandy shoreline near the waves under a cloudy sky, pulling along a white balloon-shaped kite
September 10, 2021

Flying a helikite to survey the beach

An alternative to uncrewed aerial systems (UAS; commonly known as 'drones'), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists use helikites equipped with cameras to collect imagery of the coastline. The pictures collected by these helium-powered kite-balloons are used to create a 3D digital elevation map of the beach. Here, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientist Peter 

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A person walks along a sandy scarped dune near the waves under a cloudy sky, pulling along a white balloon-shaped kite
September 10, 2021

Flying a helikite to survey the beach

An alternative to uncrewed aerial systems (UAS; commonly known as 'drones'), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists use helikites equipped with cameras to collect imagery of the coastline. The pictures collected by these helium-powered kite-balloons are used to create a 3D digital elevation map of the beach. Here, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientist Peter 

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A person walks along a sandy scarped dune near the waves under a cloudy sky, pulling along a white balloon-shaped kite
September 10, 2021

Flying a helikite to survey the beach

An alternative to uncrewed aerial systems (UAS; commonly known as 'drones'), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists use helikites equipped with cameras to collect imagery of the coastline. The pictures collected by these helium-powered kite-balloons are used to create a 3D digital elevation map of the beach. Here, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientist Peter 

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Hawai'i 'Amakihi (Chlorodrepanis virens).
March 12, 2020

Hawai'i 'Amakihi (Chlorodrepanis virens).

Hawai'i 'Amakihi (Chlorodrepanis virens).

Ohia forest with dieback resulting from Rapid Ohia Death, Hawaii Island.
December 31, 2019

Ohia forest with dieback

Aerial photo of ʻōhiʻa forest on Hawaii Island, including dieback resulting from Rapid Ohia Death.

Ohia seedlings in dibble tubes, prior to planting
December 31, 2019

Ohia seedlings before planting

ʻŌhiʻa seedlings in dibble tubes, prior to planting.

'I'iwi (Drepanis coccinea).
April 15, 2019

'I'iwi (Drepanis coccinea), or scarlet honeycreeper.

'I'iwi (Drepanis coccinea), or scarlet honeycreeper.

Coqui frog sitting on a red Ti plant leaf
April 1, 2019

Coqui frog on a red ti leaf

A coqui frog sits on a red ti leaf, next to a quarter for scale. Native to Puerto Rico, coqui frogs are an invasive species in Hawaii.

Coqui frog on red ti plant leaf
April 1, 2019

Coqui frog on a red ti plant leaf

A coqui frog rests on a red ti plant leaf. Native to Puerto Rico, coqui are an invasive species in Hawaii.

Image of wind turbine towering over trees
December 31, 2018

Wind turbine towering over trees

A wind turbine rising above Oʻahu trees forms part of a wind energy installation where USGS bat research is taking place.

Equipment set up on the ground below a wind turbine.
December 31, 2018

Equipment set up at wind energy site

Bat detection and monitoring equipment set up below a turbine at an Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi wind energy site.