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  • 2017 Bering Sea Bottom-Dwelling Species Survey

    2017 Bering Sea Bottom-Dwelling Species Survey

    June 2: For nearly four decades, NOAA Fisheries has conducted annual surveys of bottom-dwelling species in the eastern Bering Sea. For the first time since 2010 the survey area will be expanded to include the northern Bering Sea.

  • Sea Lions Can Remember Prey Hot Spots

    Sea Lions Can Remember Prey Hot Spots

    May 23: In a new study published last week, scientists from the National Park Service and Alaska Fisheries Science Center document for the first time the day-to-day persistence of prey “hot spots” and how sea lions respond to them.

  • Q&A with Research Biologist Dr. Jeremy Sterling

    Q&A with Research Biologist Dr. Jeremy Sterling

    May 3: Dr. Jeremy Sterling is an award-winning research biologist with NOAA's Alaska Fisheries Science Center whose work bridges the gap between fish ecology, oceanography, and marine mammal ecology.

  • 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.

  • Study Pinpoints How Slowly Some AK Corals Grow

    Study Pinpoints How Slowly Some AK Corals Grow

    Jan 13: Corals provide a refuge for fish, but can be injured by disturbances. A new five-year study reveals that one species of Alaskan coral can take 60 years to grow to full size -- and may grow even more slowly in a warming ocean.

  • Aerial Technology Aids Cook Inlet Beluga Whales

    Aerial Technology Aids Cook Inlet Beluga Whales

    Dec 18: NOAA Fisheries launches aerial technology to help stranded endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales, one of our Species in the Spotlight.

  • Field Guide: Nearshore Marine Fishes of Alaska

    Field Guide: Nearshore Marine Fishes of Alaska

    Jul 20: If you’re a fish biologist in Alaska, download a copy of this Handy Field Guide for your next expedition. And if you’re not, download one anyway. The pictures are awesome and the field guide is free.

  • Studying Mining Impacts to Red King Crab Habitat

    Studying Mining Impacts to Red King Crab Habitat

    June 25: The Habitat Conservation Division of NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region is researching marine mining impacts on red king crab habitat in Alaska's Norton Sound.

  • What’s the Status of Invasive Species in Alaska?

    What’s the Status of Invasive Species in Alaska?

    June 24: Invasive species, or species that are introduced to a new area where they have the potential to cause harm, could significantly affect the ecosystems that make Alaska so productive for fisheries.

  • Exploring Cimate Change Impacts on Arctic Species

    Exploring Cimate Change Impacts on Arctic Species

    Apr 29: Today, NOAA Fisheries scientists released the findings of two research projects that shed light on how climate change may affect some Arctic marine species.

  • Art Meets Science on the Alaska Coastline

    Art Meets Science on the Alaska Coastline

    Dec 15: Take a look at incredible images from ShoreZone, an online database that’s sort of like a Google Street View for the Alaska coastline. Learn more about how NOAA Fisheries and other agencies use ShoreZone data and images.

  • NOAA Selects Kachemak Bay as Habitat Focus Area

    NOAA Selects Kachemak Bay as Habitat Focus Area

    Nov 19: NOAA is designating Kachemak Bay, Alaska, as its next Habitat Focus Area. Kachemak Bay is valuable for its recreational, subsistence, and commercial fishing, marine transportation, tourism, and threatened and endangered species.

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