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Fa'a Samoa: The Samoan Way

This is the first half of a two-part interview with NOAA’s Hideyo Hattori, site liasion on American Samoa for the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation and Coastal Zone Management programs. In this episode, we talk about the many ways that American Samoa is an amazing place, unlike anywhere else in the United States.

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Fa'a Samoa:
The Samoan Way

The second half of our two-part interview about American Samoa.

Harmful Algal Blooms
Harmful Algal Blooms

Uncovering the mystery of harmful algal blooms.

Bathymetric Explorer and Navigator (BEN) Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) underway from the NOAA Ship Fairweather off Point Hope, Alaska, July, 2018. BEN, a four-meter diesel-powered USV manufactured by ASV Global, has an endurance of over 16 hours and is equipped with a standard suite of hydrographic survey equipment.
Remote Control

The past, present, and future of NOAA unmanned systems.

whales near a shipping vessel
Listen Up

What you need to know about ocean noise.

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NOAA Ocean Podcast:

  1. Fa’a Samoa: The Samoan Way (Part One)
    4 Dec 2018
  2. Fa’a Samoa: The Samoan Way (Part Two)
    4 Dec 2018
  3. All About HABS: Uncovering the Mystery of Harmful Algal Blooms
    14 Nov 2018
  4. Remote Control
    24 Oct 2018
  5. Ocean Noise
    29 Aug 2018
  6. Breaking Down Barriers: Natural Infrastructure
    28 Jun 2018
  7. National Ocean Service's Role in Hurricane Prep, Response, and Recovery
    24 May 2018
  8. Motion in the Ocean: Tides and Currents
    26 Apr 2018
  9. Garbage Patches: How Gyres Take Our Trash Out to Sea
    22 Mar 2018
  10. Dealing with Dead Zones: Hypoxia in the Ocean
    22 Feb 2018
  11. Geodesy: The Invisible Backbone of Navigation
    18 Jan 2018
  12. Marine Debris in Alaska
    16 Nov 2017
  13. Reef Resilience
    23 Aug 2017
  14. Ocean Current Surveys 101
    27 Jul 2017
  15. Historical Maps and Charts
    21 Jul 2017
  16. Celebrating 100 Years of NOAA Corps
    25 May 2017
  17. Marine Animal Telemetry
    11 May 2017
  18. Restoration at Industrial Waste Sites
    4 May 2017
  19. Volunteering with our National Marine Sanctuaries
    17 Apr 2017
  20. GPS on Bench Marks
    23 Mar 2017
  21. Picking the Right Spot: Offshore Wind Energy
    1 Mar 2017
  22. Marine Life Counts: The U.S. Marine Biodiversity Observation Network
    19 Jan 2017
  23. Listen up: What you need to know about ocean noise.
    8 Dec 2016
  24. Reef Resilience
    22 Sep 2016
  25. Connecting the Dots: Corals and Humans
    15 Sep 2016
  26. Ocean Economy
    18 Aug 2016
  27. Bringing Wetlands to Market: the Power of Blue Carbon in a Changing Climate
    4 Aug 2016
  28. Microplastics
    30 Jun 2016
  29. Harmful Algal Bloom Forecasting
    5 May 2016
  30. Remembering the Titanic
    15 Apr 2016
  31. Living Shorelines
    7 Apr 2016
  32. Connecting the Dots Between Corals and Humans
    24 Mar 2016
  33. Shipwreck Detective
    17 Feb 2016
  34. Alaska: Marine Debris in the Wilderness
    28 Jan 2016
  35. How Invasive Species Are Introduced
    21 Jan 2016
  36. Exploring Hawaii's Coral Reefs
    3 Dec 2015
  37. Marine Debris Movement
    24 Nov 2015
  38. A Healthy Eelgrass Meadow is Restored
    29 Oct 2015
  39. Nuisance Flooding
    22 Oct 2015
  40. Vertical Mapping and Atomic Clocks
    24 Sep 2015
  41. Coral Bleaching
    17 Sep 2015
  42. Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years Later
    27 Aug 2015
  43. Ocean Economy
    25 Jun 2015
  44. Hypoxia
    18 Jun 2015
  45. NOAA PORTS
    14 May 2015
  46. GPS on Bench Marks
    16 Apr 2015
  47. Exploring the Unknown in the Caribbean
    1 Apr 2015
  48. Tsunamis
    26 Mar 2015
  49. Four Corners
    19 Mar 2015
  50. Invasive Species
    26 Feb 2015
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