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NOAA's Coral Kingdom Collection
Catalog of Images

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Cutting large pile of derelict net material. This was a dangerous operations requiring another diver to watch and monitor to assure that no one became entangled.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands
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Lift bags attached to large agglomeration of derelict nets. Once the nets were initially lifted off the bottom, divers would cut the agglomeration of net material into smaller units easing the transport and lift problems.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands
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Ready to transport a "monster load" of derelict net material back to the CASITAS.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands
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A derelict net strung across a nearly vertical reef wall. Net material was cut around protrusions of living corals to assure minimal disturbance to the living reef.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands
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Scientist diver studying effects of derelict nets on coral reefs.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands
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Cutting out heavy reef substrate material from derelict net prior to lifting onto inflatable boat for transport to CASITAS.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands
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Derelict net prior to cutting out reef substrate material prior to loading on inflatable boat.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands
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Derelict net debris after cutting apart and floating free portion to surface.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands
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Scuba diver cutting derelict net material free prior to floating free portion to surface. Diver in 20 feet of water.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands
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Cardinal fish living at edge of net debris. Moray eels lived deep in net agglomeration and often were carried to surface posing hazard to individuals transporting net material as some were bitten.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands
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Damsel fish living at edge of net debris. Moray eels lived deep in net agglomeration and often were carried to surface posing hazard to individuals transporting net material as some were bitten.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands
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Monk seal cruising around a net debris pile on the bottom looking for a meal from fish living on the edge of the pile.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands
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Monk seal hunting on edge of net debris pile.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands
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Snorkeler inspecting net debris entangled on coral rock outcrop. Diver is in lower left corner.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands
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Inflatable boat waiting for retrieval by contract vessel CASITAS on a squally day.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands
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A rainy squally day stops work early.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands
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Divers engaged in cutting net debris for floating to surface and transporting back to contract vessel CASITAS.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands
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Monk seal and ulua fish looking for a meal on the outskirts of a net debris pile.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands
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Human debris covers the sands of Pearl and Hermes Atoll. This area is one of the most isolated areas of the North Pacific Ocean, yet currents carry this debris from throughout the oceanic basin.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands
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Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam
2920 thumbnail picture
Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam
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Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam
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Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam
2923 thumbnail picture
Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam
2924 thumbnail picture
Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam
2925 thumbnail picture
Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam
2926 thumbnail picture
Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam
2927 thumbnail picture
Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam
2928 thumbnail picture
Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam
2929 thumbnail picture
Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam
2930 thumbnail picture
Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam
2931 thumbnail picture
Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam
2932 thumbnail picture
Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam
2933 thumbnail picture
Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam
2934 thumbnail picture
Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam
2935 thumbnail picture
Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam
2936 thumbnail picture
Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam
2937 thumbnail picture
Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam
2938 thumbnail picture
Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam
2939 thumbnail picture
Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam
2940 thumbnail picture
Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam
2941 thumbnail picture
Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam
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Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam
2943 thumbnail picture
Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam
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Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam
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Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam
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Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam
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Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam
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Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam
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Coral bleaching
Mariana Islands, Guam

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