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Two men spray baskets of oysters on a boat. Oyster growers harvest farmed shellfish from the Damariscotta River in Maine. NOAA has awarded several grants to small businesses working to develop new tools to advance sustainable U.S. aquaculture. (Image credit: C. Katalinas/ Maine Sea Grant)
Adult monk seal lying on the sand, eyes open, facing the camera, with a darker-colored pup on its left side, resting on a sandy beach with the ocean visible in the background. The pup’s right foreflipper is extended, touching the mother seal. Monk seal mother and pup on Hōlanikū (Kure Atoll). Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Sarah Glover (Permit #22677, PMNM-2023-001)
Smalltooth sawfish swims in shallow water. A beached sawfish in shallow water with a cut-off rostrum. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.
A man (left) and woman (right) stand in front of a pride flag and a poster with the words “diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility”.  Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Lisa Milke Isaiah Mayo and Dr. Anne Langston Noll led the Celebrating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Happy Hour at the 2024 Northeast Aquaculture Conference & Exposition/43rd Milford Aquaculture Seminar. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Lisa Milke
Washington coast coho migration (Photo: Paul Jeffrey/Wild Salmon Center) Washington coast coho migration (Photo: Paul Jeffrey/Wild Salmon Center)
Horton NARW with her calf North Atlantic right whale Horton and newborn calf. Credit: Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute, taken under NOAA permit #26919.