Biden-Harris Administration Announces New NOAA-NASA Agreement to Advance North Atlantic Right Whale Conservation Technologies as Part of Investing In America Agenda

Inflation Reduction Act makes new funding available through NOAA Fisheries to conserve and recover endangered species.

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Photo showing tail fluke of humpback whale named "Frosty." Photographs of humpback whale tails, identified through artificial intelligence-based image recognition much like facial recognition, allow researchers to track individual whales across oceans, revealing population growth recovering from industrial whaling — and more recently, decline from a major marine heatwave. This whale is known as “Frosty” CRC-12492, named for the snowman-shaped barnacle scars on the tail. Photo: Ted Cheeseman.
Rec anglers holding red snapper State, regional, and federal scientists are working closely to establish a coordinated, consistent approach in the use of state fisheries statistics, and improve the state and federal surveys in the region. Credit: NOAA Fisheries
A metal floating wharf with a small boat attached. A small group of people standing on the wharf are talking. A metal machine for processing oysters is on the wharf, filled with oysters. A floating operations wharf with an oyster tumbler. Inside, workers remove barnacles from the oysters before they are graded and counted by an Oystek oyster grading machine. A solar-powered FLUPSY is attached to the wharf. During the 2024 Northeast Aquaculture Conference and Expo, Dale Leavitt, formerly of Roger Williams University, led a tour of Blue Stream Shellfish, which has been expanding in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Credit: Lynn Fantom
Humpback whale breaching out of the water in Maui, Hawai'i Humpback whale breaching off of Maui, Hawai’i. Credit: Ed Lyman taken under NOAA Fisheries Permit #14097
Calvin Alexander in yellow and orange gear holding large monkfish. Study Fleet scientist Calvin Alexander holding a monkfish.