The second Kona Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) survey was completed in mid-June aboard the NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette
This research expedition built on the 2011 Kona IEA survey and involved scientists from NOAA's Pacific Islands Fisheries Science
Center, the University of Hawaii's Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Hilo,
NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, and Duke University. And, in keeping with the goal of supporting
students and educators, eight graduate and two undergraduate students and a NOAA Teacher at Sea participated in the survey.