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2024 Northeast Experimental On-Demand Gear System Testing Underway

Watch for specially flagged vessels off Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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Calvin Alexander in yellow and orange gear holding large monkfish. Study Fleet scientist Calvin Alexander holding a monkfish.
Horton NARW with her calf North Atlantic right whale Horton and newborn calf. Credit: Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute, taken under NOAA permit #26919.
A view of a crowd of people from behind. They are wearing winter gear and holding up cameras to take pictures of whales swimming near the boat. Spectators spot whales on a WhaleSENSE whale watching trip in Juneau, Alaska. Credit: NOAA Fisheries
Survey tow net is hauled up with catch for sorting and processing After each survey tow, the net is retrieved and the catch is emptied into a hopper where a series of conveyors move the catch to the sorting and processing area aboard the NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow. There, scientists sort the catch and collect data and biological samples. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jessica Blaylock