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

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Two men work on a ship's deck with piles of cables, surrounded by thick fog
December 31, 2017

Researchers work on R/V Norseman amid thick fog on Resurrection Bay

Dan Ebuna (University of California, Santa Cruz; left) and Jackson Currie (USGS) work on the R/V Norseman amid thick fog on Resurrection Bay. They are preparing to test equipment that will image sediment layers beneath the seafloor.

View of steep forested hills from a bay, with fog drifting over the hilltops and obscuring the sky
December 31, 2017

Resurrection Bay on August 8, 2016

Resurrection Bay on August 8, 2016. The water appeared calm in the shelter of the inner bay, but closer to the entrance, swells coming in from the Gulf of Alaska were breaking on a small beach where the three boaters had capsized.

Photo shows an oblong shaped piece of equipment attached to a hydraulic wing on the ship with sea and sky in the background
December 31, 2017

Multibeam echosounder on a hydraulic wing attached to the R/V Medeia

Reson 7160 multibeam echosounder on a hydraulic wing attached to the R/V Medeia. During operations, the wing flips down to place the yellow sonar head underwater. TerraSond designed the custom wing.

A group of people pose for a photo on a wooden dock in front of the blue-hull of the research vessel 'Medeia'
December 31, 2017

Ship’s company at the end of the R/V Medeia survey in 2016

Ship’s company at the end of the R/V Medeia survey in 2016. Left to right, kneeling and sitting: David Maggio (TerraSond), Danny Brothers (USGS), Jackson Currie (USGS), Jared Kluesner (USGS), Becky Wilson (Alaska Department of Fish and Game [ADFG]), Captain Jim deLaBruere (ADFG), and Cedar Stark (ADFG). Back row standing: Brian Andrews (USGS), Uri ten Brink (USGS

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Air sampling station in a grassy field with ocean in background
December 26, 2017

Air sampling station on the Hāmākua Coast on the island of Hawai‘i

A trap designed for collecting airborne particulates deployed on the Hāmākua Coast of the island of Hawai‘i. The traps appear to be an effective method for monitoring airborne fungal spores as hundreds of fungal taxa were identified from a handful of samples screened by second generation sequencing.

An ohia tree log showing tunnels created by wood boring beetles
December 15, 2017

Inside of an ohia log with tunnels created by wood boring beetles

Wood boring beetle tunnels inside of an ‘ōhi‘a log. Researchers are investigating if the spread of beetle frass (excrement) is a pathway for movement of a fungus that causes Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death.

clouds over mountains and ocean with forest in the foreground
September 15, 2017

Landscape view from Honouliuli Preserve, Oʻahu.

A panoramic view as seen from Honouliuli Preserve in the Waiʻanae mountains shows some of the diverse landscapes and ecosystems found on Oʻahu.

clouds over mountains and ocean with forest in the foreground
September 15, 2017

Landscape view from Honouliuli Preserve, Oʻahu

A panoramic view as seen from Honouliuli Preserve shows some of the diverse landscapes and ecosystems found on Oʻahu.

clouds over fields,mountains, and ocean with forest in the foreground
September 15, 2017

Landscape view from Honouliuli Preserve, Oʻahu.

A view across the Waiʻanae mountains of West Oʻahu shows some of the diverse landscapes and ecosystems found in Hawaiʻi.

Man measuring a little red bird.
August 31, 2017

Iiwi banding 2

Measuring the wing length of a banded Iiwi

Man holding red bird.
August 31, 2017

Iiwi with transmitter

Iiwi with small radio transmitter attached to help track the bird's movement through the forest

Close-up photograph of stem, leaves and flower buds of haha plant
August 15, 2017

Cyanea calycina, or haha, in the Wai‘anae Mountains on O‘ahu

A Cyanea calycina, or haha, growing in the Wai‘anae Mountains on O‘ahu, Hawai‘i. Haha is a rare and endangered plant endemic to Hawai‘i.