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A Day in the Life: Fisheries Observer Profiles & Blogs

Fishery observers are NOAA Fisheries' eyes and ears on the water. What does a typical day looks like for an observer, and how do their experiences shape their career paths? Find out by reading profiles and blogs of current and former observers below!

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A black and white Southern Resident killer whale leaping out of the water. The fin of another whale is visible and a boat and mountains are in the background. A Southern Resident killer whale leaps out of the water. Credit: Candace Emmons
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