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2012 Dive Summary
Principal Investigator
Pisces IV
Pisces V
ROV
Project
Wiltshire, John
2
2
0
HURL: Test & Training
Parrish, Frank
0
1
0
Instrument Recovery and Resurvey of Precious Coral Beds 2012
War, Jan
0
2
0
Deep Seawater Pipeline Inspection and Survey 2012
Edwards, Margo
3
11
0
Hawai‘i Undersea Chemical Weapons Assessment - III
Rubin, Ken
0
1
0
The Glacial Sea Level Lowstand Shoreline in the Main and Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
Parrish, Frank
0
1
0
Evaluation of a new potential study site near Honolulu for deepwater coral research
Earle, Sylvia
1
0
0
Return to Historic Dive Site
Sinton, John
1
0
0
Investigating the deep flanks of Wai‘anae volcano
2012 TOTAL
7
18
0
 

 

2011 Dive Summary
Principal Investigator
Pisces IV
Pisces V
ROV
Project
Wiltshire, John
3
3
0
HURL: Test & Training
Nilsson, Joakim
1
1
0
Survey of the Proposed Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning Pipe Route
Drazen, Jeff
0
3
1
Measuring Animal Metabolism in Hawaiian Bathyal Environments
Parrish, Frank
0
10
11
Investigating the Deep Coral Reefs of Hawai‘i
Johnstone, Gary
7
8
0
Marine Investigation of Lo‘ihi Seamount and Deep Sea Precious Corals
Kahng, Sam
0
3
1
Recolonization and community succession of deep-water coral communities in response to disturbance
Clague, David
6
0
0
Evidence for Miocene and Younger Glacial/Deglacial Climate Variability from Drowned Coral Reefs around Gardner Pinnacles
Baco-Taylor, Amy
6
0
1
Biology of the Enigmatic Necker Ridge
Sea Engineering
1
0
0
Sand Island Outfall Survey
2011 TOTAL
25
28
14
 

 

2010 Dive Summary
Principal Investigator
Pisces IV
Pisces V
ROV
Project
Wiltshire, John
3
4
0
HURL: Test & Training
Fletcher, Charles
0
2
4
The Glacial Sea Level Lowstand Shoreline in the Main and Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
Howe, Bruce
0
1
0
Sea Glider Recovery
Parrish, Frank
5
0
3
Investigating the Deep Coral Reefs of Hawai‘i
Kelley, Christopher
3
2
1
Ocean Floor Survey Extension
Drazen, Jeff
0
2
0
Measuring Animal Metabolism in Hawaiian Bathyal Environments
2010 TOTAL
11
11
8
 

2009 Dive Summary
Principal Investigator
Pisces IV
Pisces V
ROV
Project
Wiltshire, John
6
5
3
HURL: Test & Training
Montgomery, Tony
3
0
8
Investigating the Deep Coral Reefs of Hawai‘i
Parrish, Frank
1
0
1
Precious Coral Study Site Dive
Moffitt, Robert
0
1
0
Collection of bottomfish community faunal organisms
McDermid, Karla
0
2
0
The Lower Limit of Light-Harvesting: An Examination of Photosynthetic Capacity and Population Structure of Deep-water Benthic Algae Using In Situ Active Fluorescence and Submersible Conducted Survey Techniques.
Fowler, Mark
2
2
0
Marine Archaeological Investigation and Survey of the I-400 and I-401
Wolfinger, Kirk
2
2
0
Investigation of the Japanese Midget submarines
Parrish, Frank
0
5
8
Investigating the Deep Coral Reefs of Hawai‘i
Kelley, Christopher
5
0
1
Megafauna of Deep Seamounts and Ridges in the NWHI Monument
Montgomery, Tony
0
2
1
Black Coral Density and Uncertain Taxonomy: What are the implications for the black coral fishery?
Smith, John R.
0
0
11
Hawai'i Inter-island Cable Project Ocean Floor Survey
Edwards, Margo
4
12
6
Hawai‘i Undersea Chemical Weapons Assessment
Kahng, Sam
3
0
0
Impact of Carijoa sp. on black coral habitat in Hawaii
Kelley, Christopher
2
0
3
Bottomfish Habitat Survey and Movement: Value and Effectiveness of State Restricted Fishing Areas and Fishery Effects on Precious Corals
Kelley, Christopher
0
0
0
Review and refinement of the EFH and HAPC designations for the Hawaiian Bottomfish Deep Species Complex
2009 TOTAL
24
31
33
 

2008 Dive Summary
Principal Investigator
Pisces IV
Pisces V
ROV
Project
Montgomery, Tony
3
0
8
Investigating the Deep Coral Reefs of Hawai‘i
Parrish, Frank
1
0
1
Precious Coral Study Site Dive
2008 TOTAL
4
0
9
 

2007 Dive Summary
Principal Investigator
Pisces IV
Pisces V
ROV
Project
Wiltshire, John
3
5
1
HURL: Test & Training
Dunbar, Robert
0
6
6
Decadal to Centennial Climate Variability Revealed by Deep Sea Corals from the Central North Pacific Gyre
Moffitt, Robert
0
1
1
Collection of bottomfish community faunal organisms
Parrish, Frank
0
7
7
Age and growth validation of gold coral
Olson, David
2
2
2
Deep Investigation of Mauna Kea: Parts I& II
War, Jan
0
2
0
Inspection and Survey of NELHA Deepwater Intake Pipes
Montgomery, Tony
4
1
6
Investigating the Deep Coral Reefs of Hawai‘i
Kelley, Christopher
0
7
5
Megafauna of Deep Seamounts and Ridges in the NWHI Monument
2007 TOTAL
9
31
28
 

 

2006 Dive Summary
Principal Investigator
Pisces IV
Pisces V
ROV
Project
Wiltshire, John
5
3
4
HURL: Test & Training
Boland, Raymond
3
0
13
Resurvey of Deep Artificial Reefs at Penguin Bank for Fish Community Structure and Invasive Coral Species
Fletcher, Charles
0
3
2
The Glacial Sea Level Lowstand Shoreline In the Main and Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
Grigg, Richard
2
0
4
Ecological Impacts of Carijoa riisei on Black Coral Habitat
Houghton, Bruce
5
0
0
Lo‘ihi's pyroclastic deposits: Interpreting explosive submarine eruptions and their effect
McDermid, Karla
0
3
2
The Lower Limit of Light-Harvesting: An Examination of Photosynthetic Capacity and Population Structure of Deep-water Benthic Algae Using In Situ Active Fluorescence and Submersible Conducted Survey Techniques
Moffitt, Robert
1
0
0
Collection of bottomfish community faunal organisms Exploration of the deep slopes of the US Line and Phoenix Islands to investigate the biogeography of deepwater fish and corals, and identify paleo-shorelines
Mogk, Seth
1
0
1
Laser line scan (LLS) system salvage
Parrish, Frank
1
0
0
Exploration of the deep slopes of the US Line and Phoenix Islands to investigate the biogeography of deepwater fish and corals, and identify paleo-shorelines
Polhemus, Dan
3
0
5
Boundaries and Bridges: Efficacy of marine protected areas for deep-slope snappers
Potts, Donald
7
0
13
Drowned reefs off Hilo and their implications for reef development and climate change during the Late Pleistocene.
Smith, Celia
10
0
15
Exploration of Deep-water Macroalgal Meadows in the Main Hawaiian Islands
Smith, Craig
1
12
0
Canyon & Scavenger Communities of the Main & Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
2006 TOTAL
39
21
59
 

 

2005 Dive Summary
Principal Investigator
Pisces IV
Pisces V
ROV
Project
Malahoff, Alexander
3
2
2
HURL: Test & Training
Parrish, Frank
4
2
0
Exploration of the deep slopes of the US Line and Phoenix Islands to investigate the biogeography of deepwater fish and corals, and identify paleo-shorelines
Dunbar, Robert
4
1
1
Past Decadal-Centennial Climate Variability Revealed by Deep Sea Corals from the Central North Pacific Gyre
Wright, Dawn
0
3
0
Mapping Benthic Habitats of the Eastern American Samoan Islands
Staudigel, Hubert
0
4.5
2
Vailulu'u Seamount: Exploring a New Hydrothermal System and Microbial Mediation of Basaltic Glass Alteration.
Young, Craig
0
4.5
2
Ecological patterns in deep-sea macro- and microbiotic communities on Vailulu'u Seamount and Ta'u Island, American Samoa
Graves, Michael
0
1
0
Investigation of the submerged remains of the Taiwanese fishing vessel Jin Shiang Fa, which ran aground at Rose Atoll in October 1993
Embley, Robert
0
17
3
New Zealand American Submarine Ring of Fire Legs I & II
Slattery, Marc
0
6
0
THE NIUST-OBCR Extremophile Cruise to Kermadec Arc NZ
Stoffers, Peter
6
7
9
Submersible Investigations of the Tonga-Kermadec arc using PISCES
Maragos, James
0
1
0
Deep reef slope investigation of the marine biodiversity of the southwestern side of Rose Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, American Samoa
Van Tilburg, Hans
2
2
0
Survey of the Japanese midget submarine outside of Pearl Harbor
2005 TOTAL
19
51
19
 

 

2004 Dive Summary
Principal Investigator
Pisces IV
Pisces V
ROV
Project
Malahoff, Alexander
4
5
2
HURL: Test & Training
Au, Whitlow
0
1
1
Simultaneous Video and Acoustic Investigation of Mesopelagic Boundary Layer Structure
Fletcher, Charles
0
1
0
The Glacial Sea Level Lowstand Shoreline In the Main and Northwest Hawaiian Islands
Dunbar, Robert
0
6
0
Decadal to Centennial Climate Variability Revealed by Deep Sea Corals from the Central North Pacific Gyre
Smith, Celia
0
9
4
Exploration of Deep-water Macroalgal Meadows in the Main Hawaiian Islands
Sansone, Frank
0
7
0
Temporal Evolution of Lō‘ihi Seamount Following the 1996 Seismic Event
McDermid, Karla
0
7
1
The lower limit of light-harvesting: an examination of photosynthetic capacity and population structure of deep-water benthic algae using in situ active fluorescence and submersible-conducted survey techniques.
Ishidaka, Kenji
1
1
0
Video Survey of the Japanese Midget Submarine off Pearl Harbor
Grigg, Richard
0
6
4
The Ecological Impact of an Alien Marine Invertebrate on Hawai‘i’s Deep Water Coral Reef Community
Baco-Taylor, Amy
0
8
12
Deep Sea Precious Corals as Habitat for Macroinvertebrates in Hawaii
Van Tilburg, Hans
2
2
0
Oahu Defensive Sea Area Marine Heritage Inventory: Submersible Based Video and Sonar Documentation and Sidescan Ground Truthing
2004 TOTAL
7
53
24
 

 

2003 Dive Summary
Principal Investigator
Pisces IV
Pisces V
ROV
Project
Malahoff, Alexander
5
4
3
HURL: Test & Training
Smith, Craig
12
0
10
Submarine-Canyon and Scavenger Communities on the Hawaiian Slope
Staudigel, Hubert
0
6
0
The impact of volcanic and hydrothermal materials on nutrient and chemical fluxes in the ocean: Exposure experiments and in situ innoulcations off Hawaii
Atkins, Paul
0
1
0
PBS Special
Wiltshire, John
3
3
0
National Marine Sanctuaries/OE survey of Japanese Midget Submarine
Kelley, Christopher
0
6
6
The Impact of Bottomfishing on RPAs in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve: Year 3 Survey
Grigg, Richard
0
1
0
Bottom survey of benthic resources
Smith, Craig
12
0
8
Submarine-Canyon and Scavenger Communities on the Hawaiian Slope
Parrish, Frank
7
1
4
Characterization of deepwater fish and precious corals on the seamounts neighboring Hawaii’s most remote monk seal colonies.
Baco-Taylor, Amy
0
10
14
Reproductive biology and population genetics of Hawaiian precious corals
Baco-Taylor, Amy
0
13
22
Seamount Surveys of Deep-Water Coral Distributions as Related to Geological Setting in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
2003 TOTAL
39
45
67
 

 

2002 Dive Summary
Principal Investigator
Pisces IV
Pisces V
ROV
Project
Malahoff, Alexander
5
5
2
HURL: Test & Training
Smith, Craig
0
2
2
Precious corals in the Hawaiian Islands: Management units determined by molecular genetics
Young, Craig
2
0
0
Ecological roles and faunal associates of abundant hexactinellid sponges on the Hawaiian Slope
Staudigel, Hubert
4
5
0
The impact of volcanic and hydrothermal materials on nutrient and chemical fluxes in the ocean: Exposure experiments and in situ innoulcations off Hawaii
Moffitt, Robert
12
0
21
Effectiveness of refugia on bottomfish stocks
Wiltshire, John
4
2
0
Discovery Channel: Survey of the Japanese Midget Submarine
Kelley, Christopher
10
0
18
The Impact of Bottomfishing on RPAs in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve: Year 2 Survey
Grigg, Richard
1
0
12
Bottom survey of benthic resources
Kelley, Christopher
6
0
0
A survey of bottomfish habitat in the Kahoolawe Island Reserve: Defining a benchmark for th eState of Hawaii's restricted fishing areas
Parrish, Frank
4
0
5
Exploring the habitat and species assemblages of the Northampton Seamounts with specific attention to sites visited by the endangered Hawaiian monk seal
Coffin, Richard
0
8
0
International Ocean Carbon Sequestration Experiment
2002 TOTAL
48
22
60
 

 

2001 Dive Summary
Principal Investigator
Pisces IV
Pisces V
ROV
Project
Malahoff, Alexander
4
3
6
HURL: Test & Training
Grau, Gordon
7
0
13
Characterization and assessment of two types of critical habitat for eteline snappers in the Main Hawaiian Islands
Young, Craig
0
9
24
Ecological roles and faunal associates of abundant hexactinellid sponges on the Hawaiian Slope
Parrish, Frank
6
3
5
The impact of harvesting precious corals on resident deepwater fish assemblages and monk seal forage base
Grigg, Richard
0
7
7
Sustainability of the black coral fishery in Hawaii and impacts on bottomfish habitat
Malahoff, Alexander
0
1
0
Loihi safety check and pressure sensor recover/deployment
Kelley, Christopher
0
7
18
The Impact of Bottomfishing on RPAs in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve: Year 1 Survey
Malahoff, Alexander
0
8
0
MarBEC: Extremophile collection
2001 TOTAL
17
38
73
 

 

2000 Dive Summary
Principal Investigator
Pisces IV
Pisces V
ROV
Project
Malahoff, Alexander
13
9
4
HURL: Test & Training
Smith, Craig
3
3
3
Precious corals in the Hawaiian Islands: Management units determined by molecular genetics
Parrish, Frank
3
3
5
Aggregation of deepwater fish communities to precious coral beds: Implications of coral harvest to sub-photic seal foraging
Malahoff, Alexander
1
0
0
Loihi safety check and pressure sensor recover/deployment
Coffin, Richard
6
0
0
ONR Site Survey & Sampling
2000 TOTAL
26
15
12
 

 

1999 Dive Summary
Principal Investigator
Pisces IV
Pisces V
ROV
Project
Malahoff, Alexander
0
8
0
HURL: Test & Training
Moffitt, Robert
0
14
33
Effectiveness of refugia on restoring deepwater snapper resources: year 1 evaluation
Malahoff, Alexander
0
2
0
Loihi safety check and pressure sensor recover/deployment
Malahoff, Alexander
0
1
0
MarBEC: Extremophile collection
Adams
0
0
1
Ocean CO2 Sequestration (Keahole)
1999 TOTAL
0
25
34
 

 

1998 Dive Summary
Principal Investigator
Pisces IV
Pisces V
ROV
Project
Malahoff, Alexander
0
8
6
HURL: Test & Training
Cowen, James
0
3
0
Prototype test: Development of capability to measure proxies of microbial activity within oceanic crust
Batiza, Rodey
0
3
0
Submarine hyaloclastites on Loihi Volcano: eruption dynamics and fragmentation mechanisms in the depth transistion to explosive eruptions
Garcia, Michael
0
4
0
Assessing the recent volcanic history and geology of the hydrothermal vents at the summit of Loihi Seamount
Sansone, Francis
0
3
0
Temporal evolution of Loihi Seamount following the 1996 seismic event
McMurtry, Gary
0
3
0
Chemical monitoring of hydrothermal venting on Loihi Seamount, Hawaii
Smith, Craig
0
6
4
Precious corals in the Hawaiian Islands: Management units determined by molecular genetics
Grau, E. Gordon
0
7
8
Characterization and assessment of two types of critical habitat for eteline snappers in the Main Hawaiian Islands
Moffitt, Robert
0
12
14
Evaluation of non-lethal methods for assessment of overfished deep-water snapper resources
Parrish, Frank
0
3
4
Evaluating deep-water benthic and demersal communities in relation to foraging activities of the endangered Hawaiian monk seal
Sibert, John
0
3
3
Fisheries and habitat surveys of deep artificial reefs at Ewa Beach, Oahu, and Penguin Bank, Molokai
Kurtis
0
1
0
A&E Special: Underwater Volcano Hunters
Malahoff, Alexander
0
1
0
Sand Survey: Looking for Waikiki replacement sand
Malahoff, Alexander
0
4
0
Loihi: safety and pathfinding surveys
Duennebier, Fred
0
5
0
Loihi: HUGO service dives
Clague, David
0
3
2
Geologic History of Kohala Volcano
1998 TOTAL
0
69
41
 

 

1997 Dive Summary
Principal Investigator
Pisces IV
Pisces V
ROV
Project
Malahoff, Alexander
0
5
0
HURL: Test & Training
Malahoff, Alexander
0
4
0
Loihi pathfinder dives and HUGO service dives
Dunbar, Robert
0
2
0
Annual-centennial climate variability from Hawaiian deep water sclerosponges and corals
Garcia, Michael
0
2
0
Assessing the recent volcanic history and geology of the hydrothermal vents at the summit of Loihi Seamount
Grau, E. Gordon
0
3
0
Investigatoin of insular slope fishery habitats, Oahu, Hawaii with emphasis on identification of bottomfish nursery grounds and their relationship to coastal discharge
Kadko, David
0
3
0
In-situ time series measurements of gamma radiation from hydrothermal vents on Loihi volcano
McMurtry, Gary
0
2
0
Chemical monitoring of hydrothermal venting on Loihi Seamount, Hawaii
Sansone, Francis
0
2
0
Temporal evolution of Loihi Seamount following the 1996 seismic event
1997 TOTAL
0
23
0
 

 

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