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Hilo students spend month at sea researching coral health in Northwestern Hawaiian Islands – University of HawaiÊ»i System News

Three interns from the University of Hawaiʻi—(l-r) Colton Johnson (UH Mānoa), and Keelee Martin and Rosie Lee (UH Hilo)—on the NOAA research vessel Hiʻialakai. Courtesy photo NOAA.

A student and a recent graduate from the marine science program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo returned from a month-long sea voyage to Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument to do research on coral and fish populations. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ship Hiʻialakai returned to Honolulu on September 30 after a 25-day mission to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Rosie Lee and Keelee Martin were interns as part of a NOAA research team completing the third leg of a research mission in support of the 


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