Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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Elkhorn Slough wetlands Elkhorn Slough meanders seven miles inland from Monterey Bay, California, harboring the largest tract of tidal salt marsh in California outside of San Francisco Bay. Credit: Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
F/V Lisa Ann III F/V Lisa Ann III in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Credit: Dan Linden, Greater Atlantic Region
Jay Barlow is one of three NOAA finalists for a 2021 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal. Jay Barlow is one of three NOAA finalists nominated for a 2021 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.
Survey team aboard a vessel looking for vaquitas at sea Teams survey the Gulf of California for signs of the highly endangered vaquita, a small porpoise driven toward extinction by gillnets that entangle and drown them. Sequencing of the vaquita genome has provided insights on conservation of the species. Photo: NOAA Fisheries.
Large black and white sea turtle swims in the blue ocean with yellow and black striped fish The Pacific leatherback sea turtles have existed in their current form without scales and a hard shell since the age of the dinosaurs, but threats from bycatch, egg harvesting, and degradation of nesting habit have made this species endangered. Photo credit Jason Isley, Scubazoo.