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  • NOAA Fisheries Announces New NWFSC Director

    NOAA Fisheries Announces New NWFSC Director

    Apr 28: NOAA Fisheries announces the selection of Dr. Kevin Werner as the new Science and Research Director for NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center starting May 14, 2017.

  • NOAA Fisheries Declares an Unusual Mortality Event

    NOAA Fisheries Declares an Unusual Mortality Event

    Apr 28: Since January 2016, 41 humpback whales have died along the U.S. East Coast. A team of veterinarians, marine biologists, marine mammal stranding network members and other experts are determined to understand why.

  • Mystery Right Whale Mother & Calf in Cape Cod Bay

    Mystery Right Whale Mother & Calf in Cape Cod Bay

    Apr 27: Researchers obtained genetic samples from a female right whale with unusual migration patterns. Genetic analysis will help determine whether she is part of the eastern North Atlantic right whale population, thought to be extinct.

  • Meet Our Port Agent Team

    Meet Our Port Agent Team

    Apr 27: Port agents regularly interact with members of the fishing industry and are uniquely positioned to hear about significant economic, biological, and social concerns related to fisheries in their areas.

  • NOAA Recognizes Whale Educator with

    NOAA Recognizes Whale Educator with "Hero" Award

    Apr 27: NOAA Fisheries recognized Jeff Hogan and his nonprofit Killer Whale Tales with a special "Hero" award for contributions to the conservation of Southern Resident killer whales. Photo courtesy of Jeff Hogan.

  • New Study Finds Monkfish are Serial Spawners

    New Study Finds Monkfish are Serial Spawners

    Apr 27: Researchers have found that monkfish spawn more than once during a spawning season, but monkfish size has declined over time, leading to a population dominated by young, small females with less spawning capacity.

  • Studying Marine Ecosystems in West Hawai'i

    Studying Marine Ecosystems in West Hawai'i

    Apr 19: Scientists aboard the NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette will spend two weeks investigating marine ecosystems and underlying oceanography in West Hawai'i.

  • Visualizing 34 Years of Bering Sea Fisheries Data

    Visualizing 34 Years of Bering Sea Fisheries Data

    Apr 18: A new Alaska Fisheries Science Center study examines how fish populations changed over 34 years of varying ocean conditions, and may provide clues to how future changes will affect fisheries.

  • Mapping Oceans for a Sustainable Sea

    Mapping Oceans for a Sustainable Sea This is the Exit Disclaimer icon

    Apr 13: The 18th Annual Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture will take place on Friday, April 28th and feature a lecture from ESRI Chief Scientist Dr. Dawn Wright on the history and importance of ocean mapping.

  • NOAA Fisheries Recognizes Alaskan Recovery Heroes

    NOAA Fisheries Recognizes Alaskan Recovery Heroes

    Apr 7: Alaska's Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson received a Species in the Spotlight Recovery Hero Award for their contributions towards the recovery of the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale.

  • NOAA Enforcement Releases Annual Report

    NOAA Enforcement Releases Annual Report

    Apr 5: Today, NOAA's Office of Law Enforcement released it's FY 2016 annual report including updates on investigations and staffing numbers.

  • Species Recovery Grants Support TurtleCam Research

    Species Recovery Grants Support TurtleCam Research

    Apr 4: The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries are using a grant from the NOAA Fisheries Species Recovery Grant program to conduct essential research on endangered leatherback sea turtles.

  • Monk Seal of the Month

    Monk Seal of the Month

    Apr 4: The Hawaiian monk seal of the month is RZ20, an adult female also known as Petunia. At 24 years old, she is the longest-lived seal known to be born in the main Hawaiian Islands.

  • NOAA Announces Final Rule for Dusky Sharks

    NOAA Announces Final Rule for Dusky Sharks

    Apr 3: Management measures included in this amendment to the Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan aim to end overfishing and rebuild the overfished Atlantic dusky shark stock.

  • Coders Compete to Count Steller Sea Lions

    Coders Compete to Count Steller Sea Lions

    Mar 29: Alaska Fisheries Science Center researchers are working with the data-science site Kaggle to help automate processes, such as the Steller sea lion population count, to save time and money.

  • 2016 West Coast Whale Entanglement Summary

    2016 West Coast Whale Entanglement Summary

    Mar 28: In 2016, 71 cases of entangled whales were reported off Washington, Oregon, California, and neighboring countries - the highest annual total for the West Coast since record keeping began in 1982.

  • Responding to the Oroville Dam Emergency

    Responding to the Oroville Dam Emergency

    Mar 28: Damage to the Oroville Dam spillways on February 7 threatened the health and safety of nearby communities and ecosystems alike.

  • How Removing Dams Changes River Channels

    How Removing Dams Changes River Channels

    Mar 27: Around the Northeast and throughout the country, aging dams are being removed to improve public safety and restore river and coastal ecosystems.

  • Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside Awards Announced

    Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside Awards Announced

    Mar 20: NOAA Fisheries' Northeast Fisheries Science Center and the New England Fishery Management Council announced 17 projects to be funded through the Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside Program.

  • Tour the  St. Louis River Estuary

    Tour the St. Louis River Estuary

    Mar 14: NOAA chose the St. Louis River Estuary as a Habitat Focus Area because of its historic pollution and great potential to provide clean habitat. Learn how local and federal partners are working to clean up the water and restore the watershed.

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