Return to the Phoenix Islands – May 14 – 18

Return to the Phoenix Islands – May 14 – 18

Adventures in Nikumaroro

Written by Michael Fox | PhD student Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Post-doctoral Scholar-to-be Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

 

18 May 2018

 

 

 

Yesterday we arrived at Nikumaroro, perhaps the most famous of the Phoenix islands, as it is the supposed final resting place of Amelia Earhart.

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A Photoquadrat is Worth a Thousand Words

Written by Michael Fox | PhD student Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Post-doctoral Scholar-to-be Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

 

16 May 2018

 

 

 

Part of our mission in the Phoenix Islands is to try to understand how coral communities here were affected by the large-scale bleaching event that swept the Pacific in 2015. Nobody was present in the Phoenix Islands throughout the course of the event, but one way we can assess past changes in coral communities is by conducting standardized surveys at the same locations repeatedly over time.

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Setting sail for Nikumaroro

Written by Richard Brooks | Videographer.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

 

14 May 2018

 

 

 

Setting sail for Nikumaroro this afternoon left me with mixed feelings, as Kanton has turned out to be such an incredible and beautiful place.

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