Earth Week: Climate and Fisheries

To celebrate Earth Day, see how our scientists are studying and tracking changes in our environment to better understand and respond to climate change.

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An entangled humpback whale in Iliuliuk Bay near the Port of Dutch Harbor, Alaska. An entangled humpback whale in Iliuliuk Bay near the Port of Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Credit: City of Unalaska, taken under NOAA Fisheries Permit #24359.
The 2023-2024 BoriCorps crew funded by NOAA. (Photo: BoriCorps) The 2023-2024 BoriCorps crew funded by NOAA. (Photo: BoriCorps)
A small vessel shaped like a submarine floats in calm ocean waters, with a large suspension bridge in and sailboats in the background. The Exail DriX, an uncrewed surface vehicle, in Narragansett Bay. Credit: NOAA/Michael Jech
A woman smiling at her brother as he drives a boat. Photo credit: Christine Hochkeppel, christinehochkeppel.com
Photograph of a large black sleeper shark hovering over the sandy and rocky deep seafloor Pacific sleeper shark photographed at 3,125 feet depth by the remotely operated vehicle, Deep Discoverer. Credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.
Photo of two red and green, breeding adult sockeye salmon in a river with gravel bottom Adult sockeye salmon. Credit: Masahide Kaeriyama, Hokkaido University.